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Full text of "San Francisco News Letter (July-Dec. 1918)"

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STATEMENT 
of the Condition and Value of the Assets and Liabilities 

OF 

THE HERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY 

HIBERNIA BANK 

DATED JUNE 29, 1918 



ASSETS 

1— Bonds of the United States ($8,470,433.00), Of the 
State of California and the Cities and Counties 

thereof ($11.408,475. of the state of New Y/ork 

($2,149, .00), of the City of New fork ($1,000.- 

000. 0O). of the state of Massachusetts ($1,262,- 

000.00). of the City of Chicago ($650.000. of the 

City of Cleveland ($100,000.00), of the City of Al- 
bany iS^'lo. .noi. of tin- City of Salem i*100.- 

OOO.Oim, ..I the City "i si. Paul ($100,000. of the 

City of Philadelphia ($350,000.00), of tiie City of 

Fall River ($165,000. of Bergen County, New 

Jersey ($200,000.00). the aefna] value of which is. .$26,327,832.50 

2 — Miscellaneous Bonds comprising Steam Railway 

Bund.- ($2,244, i. Street Railway Bonds ($1,- 

299,000.001. and Quasi-Public Corporation Bonds 
($2,181,000.00), the actual yalue of which is 5,361,928.75 

3 — Cash in Vault and on demand deposit in banks.... 3,782,364.85 

$35,472,126.10 

4 — Promissory Notes and the debt- thereby secured, the 

aetual yalue of which is 32,185,508.47 

Said Promissory Notes are all existing Con- 
tracts owned by said Corporation, and the payment 
thereof is secured by First Mortgages on Real Ins- 
tate within this State, and the States of Oregon 
and Nevada. 

5 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby secured, 

the aetual value of which is 315,295.00 

Slid Promissory Notes are all existing Con- 
tracts, owned by said Corporation, and are payable 
to it at its offiee. and the payment thereof is se- 
cured by pledge of Bonds and other securities. 

6 — (a) Real Estate situate in the City and County of 
San Francisco ($1,916,370.44), and in the Counties 
of Santa Clara ($1.00), Alameda ($59,027.06), San 
Mateo ($64,573.38). and Los Angeles ($78,783.91), 

in this State, the aetual value of which is 2,118,755.79 

(b) The Land and Building in which said Corpora- 
tion keeps its said office, the acual value of which 

is 975,205.65 

272.664.11 



7 — Accrued Interest on Loans and Bonds 

TOTAL ASSETS $71,339,555.12 

LIABILITIES 
1 — Said Corporation owes Deposits amounting to and 

the actual yalue of which is $68,297,528.58 

Number of Depositors.... 86,260 

Average Deposit $788.56 

2 — Accrued Interest on Loans and Bonds 272,664.11 

3— Reserve Fund. Actual Value 2,769,362.43 



TOTAL LIABILITIES $71,339,555.12 



THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY. 

By IS. .1. Tobin. President. 
THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AM' LOAN SOCIETY. 

By .1. O. Tobin. Assistant Secretary. 
STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 
City and County of San Francisco — ss 

E. J. TOBIN and J. O. TOBIN, being each duly sworn, each for 
himself, says: That said E. .1. TOBIN is President and that said 
J. O. TOBIN is Assistant Secretary of THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS 
AND LOAN SOCIETY, the corporation above mentioned, and that 
the foregoing statement is true. 

E. J. TOBIN, President. 
• • .■ J#. °. 'Vtl B J N ' • Assistant Secretary. 
Subscribed and AVotSupC befiore meltttis jst,"clay of July. 1918. 

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Notary Public in and for the City and County of 
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Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 





VOL. XCV 



SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1918 



NO 1 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Freder- 
ick Marriott, 259 Minna Street, near Fourth, San Francisco, Cat. Tele- 
phone Kearny 3594. Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-Offlce as second- 
class mail matter. 

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Matter intended for publication in the current number of the SAN 
FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER should 
be sent to the office not later than 5 p. m. Wednesday. 

Subscription Rates (including postage) — 1 year, $5: 6 months, $2,75. 
Foreign: 1 year $7.50; 6 months, $4.00. Canada: 1 year, $6.25; 6 months, 
$3.25. 



Sugar continues to advance in price : sweets to the sweet ! 

No matter what it costs. 

The billion pounds of pork on reserve in this country is 

fairly squealing to be eaten up — but not by profiteers. 

Was the lady right when she declared that some girls, 

these days, absolutely frighten Cupid with their modesty? 

"The worst is came": golfers are toeing the mark in be- 
ing obliged "to fight or go to work, for their country's good." 

"Clams will win the war," according to the local asso- 
ciation of clam sellers. Sure — if the mussels do not beat them 
to it. 

Convicts in Prussian prisons may apply to join the Ger- 
man army: most all of the felons and junker birthright felons 
happily fill it now. 

A prominent bolsheviki official was shot dead in Petro- 

grad, this week, according to the despatches. Evidently the 
game law is not closed in that city. 

What a blunder it was on the part of the fortune tellers 

of this city that they did not declare to the news reporters their 
"forecasting the raid of the police." 

"I'm in favor of peace at any price," says the pacifist. 

"Yes," replies the pessimist, "but suppose you wake up some 
morning and find you haven't got the price?" 

The kaiser declares that God has placed a great burden 

upon him: He has, and Willie will be told the details when the 
peace conference adjourns following the war. 

-Germans continue to bomb the Paris Red Cross hospitals 



with their air ships. A little of this kind of frightfulness should 
put into them at the decisions of the peace plans. 

Thunderation ! What's this? The War Industries Board 

has restricted the height of women's shoes to -eight inches. 
Revolution is already coming over the horizon. 

These war rent days the average man is sure that he is 

worth a bigger salary than he is getting: the man above the 
average takes a chance, makes good, and gets it. 

King George and Queen Mary have sampled buckwheat 

cakes plastered with honey at the Y. M. C. A. dining quarters in 
London, and pronounce them excellent enough to introduce into 
the British larder. One touch of "good grub"" makes the whole 
world kin — barring Germans: they dig themselves in. 



"Liberty Bond Sleime" has just been named by his fond 

parents : if he becomes as popular as his namesake, the Liberty 
Bond, he will add picturesque history to the nation. 

The charges of grand larceny recently made against Mrs. 

William Cumming Story, former director of the Daughters of 
the Revolution is another case of "You never can tell." 

■ Wilhelm Hohenzollern is summering at Donauesschin- 

gen, the princely estate of his favorite Prince Furstenberg: 
Willie wallows in content while the German peope wail for 
food. 

The Senate vote on suffrage will go over : Ah, ha ! This 

time my lady waits while the members of the Senate crack 
their ancient jokes and the hour hand lazily creeps along the 
dial. 

As was expected, the registration of alien women in this 

State falls short of the approximate known limit. Evidently 
there are cases where the delinquents are afraid to face the 
quiz. 

Organized British Labor is a unit against "Slav Peace," 

as is now illustrated by German officers, a case of grab, and 
grinding the defeated people : win the war and fix peace on a 
stable basis is their demand. 

According to the inveracious dailies the Austrians have 

been forced into a worse position: there's a worser and a wiener 
worster that they'll have to hurdle before they escape the prod- 
ding bayonets of the U. S. A. 

With Italy. England and France celebrating the Fourth 

of July, the world will see a rather rugged and patriotic Inde- 
pendence day. Thursday, July 4. 1918 — a voluminous expansion 
of the spirit of democracy on this little dump they call the earth. 

With 1.400,000 U. S. troops in Europe by August push- 
ing the "Front" forward, the Huns will see something more 
pregnant than their play of marching the captured "Yanks" 
through Berlin and other cities for the rabble to jeer and pelt. 

The atrocities of the Huns has caused the humane Amer- 
ican to feel that this war is not over, unless in the end it will 
be possible to hold somebody or some numbers of persons re- 
sponsible for the atrocities and inhumanities that have charac- 
terized it. 

Count von Reventlow. foremost freak in grim German 

frightfulness. announces gravely that the submarine attack on 
rhe American coasts means the holding of the American navy 
in home waters. What a pure piece of German misunderstand- 
ing is this ghoul of a Hun ? 

That $5,000 yacht race trophy which the kaiser indul- 
gently presented to the American winner of the yacht races of 
1905. and was supposed to be of pure gold, but turned out to 
be pewter, as Germans and kaiser generally are. should be re- 
turned to him after the war as the booby prize winner. 




EDITORIAL MENTION 




Pursuing its important work of in- 
Rising Expenditures in vestigation, Tax Payers' Associa- 
California Government, tion of California has been making 
an expert study of the finances of 
the State government, over a period of sixteen years, beginning 
with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, and ending with June 
30, 1917. A vast amount of data has been gathered and ana- 
lyzed, and is now ready to be presented to the public. For the 
first time, according to the Association, expenses for operation 
and maintenance of the State government have been segregated 
from the outlays. "Expenses'' are defined as "expenditures for 
which the State has nothing permanent to show, except the fact 
that it has rendered service," and "outlays" are defined as "ex- 
penditures for the cost of properties, improvements or equip- 
ment more or less permanent in character." 

The Association's aim has been to arrive at the actual ex- 
penses and outlays of the State, and accordingly it has deducted 
from the gross payments of each year, as shown by official re- 
ports, such items as trust funds and agency transactions, re- 
imbursements of counties for loss of revenue caused by chang- 
ing the system of taxation, investments, revolving funds, re- 
demption from debt, cancelled warrants, transfers and "book 
transactions." The items thus included, when added to the 
Association's totals, effect a reconciliation with the official re- 
ports. In other words, the Association has "got down to brass 
tacks'' in the matter of analyzing the real expenses of the 
State government, and its findings, as given to the public, should 
tell a valuable and dependable story. At this time, with the 
people under a heavy and rapidly increasing war burden, econ- 
omy in State and local governments should occupy a foremost 
place in the public mind. All findings and recommendations 
of such a responsible organization as Taxpayers' Association 
certainly are entitled to serious study. 

A fair understanding of the rate of increase in the State gov- 
ernment's "expenses" or expenditures for operation and main- 
tenance may be gained by adding the total of annual expenses 
over four year periods. A tabulation of that kind shows : Ex- 
penses, 1902-1905. inclusive, $35,096,773; 1906-1909. $43,000.- 
996; 1910-1913. $56,747,731; 1914-1917, $86,486,909. This 
does not consider the outlays for permanent improvements. The 
showing speaks for itself. 



Italy's Future as 
A World Trader. 



U. S. to Guarantee 
Our Latin Neighbors. 



When the recent talk of President 
Wilson to a group of ninety-five 



Mexican editors visiting Washing- 
ton reached those Latin-American 
countries through these editors a 
new light filtered through the minds 
of the South American readers. It 
was a message for all these coun- 
tries, a heart to heart talk, telling 
of the purpose of the United States 
in the European war, and of the 
ideals which this country cherishes 
and seeks to make effective in all 
international relations in Central 
and South America, quite as much 
as throughout the world. His ad- 
dress was the answer of the United 
States to German propaganda and 
lying, a statement of honest intent 
to serve, with no greed behind it 
and no reservation to be feared. 
When President Wilson discloses 
that this country has engaged in 
the war to safeguard forever na- 
tions like Mexico from the aggres- 
sion of unscrupulous despotism, he 
says that which burns warmly in 
the heart of this nation. Because 
the people of this country are re- 
sponsive to this high program they 
are backing the arm of the govern- 
ment without stint. It is of prime 
importance that this should be un- 




derstood and appreciated in Mexico where German propaganda 
and money have been working on the prejudices of the ignorant 
and venal in efforts to embarrass the relations between these 
two countries. 

For a long period just the Latin republics, south of this 
country, have been nervous and somewhat estranged because 
of the fear, instilled into them by Germany and her side part- 
ners, that it was only a question of time when the United States 
would begin to carve up those countries and add them to the 
U. S. A. The Monroe Doctrine has also been an incubus in the 
situation : it guarantees the safety of this government, as far as 
is dependable, but it guarantees no safety to the Latin repub- 
lics, as they were not represented in that action. President 
Wilson went into the details of these questions and showed the 
visitors how the United States intended to give bonds for the 
security of these southern republics — a common guarantee that 
all of us, the United States and South American governments, 
will sign a declaration of political independence and territorial 
integrity. "Let us agree that if any one of us, the United States 
included, violates the political independence of territorial in- 
tegrity of any of the others, all others will jump on her." This, 
at least, is a declaration of fair play and honest intention on 
the part of this government. 

3KP 

Signs are plentiful that industrial 
and commercial conditions in the 
United States after the war will be 
affected to a remarkable degree by 
the measures which Italy is developing to re-establish herself 
when on a peace basis. The efforts which that country is mak- 
ing to extricate herself permanently from those Teutonic entan- 
glements in which long-established and highly profitable eco- 
nomic relationships involved her, deserve the closest attention 
of business men of America. The success of those efforts de- 
pends in large part upon how American producers and traders 
receive the invitation that Italy extends them. It is not an in- 
vitation to the home of an utter stranger. While for many years 
before the war Germany and Austria dominated the foreign 
trade of Italy, and. by methods now fully exposed and under- 
stood, contrived to exact from their operation a lucrative re- 
turn, Italy has long been one of our best customers on the Eu- 
ropean continent. In 1913, Italy imported more raw materials 
and foodstuffs from America than from Germany and Austria 
together, but she procured her partly finished and finished pro- 
ducts to a large extent from her Teutonic neighbors. Italian 
exports also went in that same di- 
rection. Exchanges in that year 
with Germany totaled $183,872,058; 
with Austria. $93,424,457; with 
England. $161,899,440; with France, 
$96,740,416; and with America, 
$152,041,111. The total exchanges 
with all countries, including those 
just mentioned, were $1,184,091,- 
723. Italy's invitation to America, 
therefore, is not to enter a new field 
but to extend and enrich one that 
has already been explored. To no 
country engaged in the war did bel- 
ligerancy mean a greater disorgani- 
zation of established enterprises 
and trade channels than to Italy. It 
was only when war snapped the ties 
that bound her to her Teuton neigh- 
bors that she realized how largely 
they had become fetters, and how 
far the Hun had insinuated himself 
into the control of her important un- 
dertakings in world competition. 
Whatever the war has cost, Italy's 
men of affairs feel to-day that it has 
been worth while in awakening their 
country to a realization of what 
may be done by new methods and 
new associations to place Italy 
in front rank of international traders. 



WHEREVER HE STRIKES 

— Thurlbv in the Seattle Times 



July 6, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



Nikolai Sokoloff Tells How the " Yanks" Enjoy Music Abroad 



"The effect of the war upon music in America is already so 
tremendous, that as yet it is not possible to say how great the 
result is going to be," said Nickolai Sokoloff, conductor of the 
San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra, recently to a represen- 
tative of "Musical America.'' Mr. Sokoloff has just returned 
from a four months' tour of the camps in France, both of our 
army and those of the other allies. He went over in October, 
primarily to see if he could be of assistance to the families of 
musicians killed or disabled in the war. 

"I found conditions very terrible," he said, "and many famil- 
ies totally destitute. I wrote about it to my wife here in New 
York, and she was instrumental in starting 'The American 
Friends of Musicians in France/ which has already done such 
splendid work. 

"But of our boys over there, and music? Well, I confess that 
at first I was a little in doubt as to whether the sort of music I 
play would be of interest to them. I had taken my violin with 
me, and the first concert I gave was in one of the American 
clubs in Paris. After that very first concert, I had no further 
misgivings, and when the Y. M. C. A. suggested my going to 
some of the camps, I accepted willingly. 




"The conditions under which concerts had to be given at 
first were indescribable and under ordinary circumstances would 
have been impossible. It was always cold, usually muddy, and 
often rainy. Transportation was irregular and uncomfortable, 
and when we had to go at night, it was invariably without any 
light whatsoever. The huts often had no floors, they were 
draughty and sometimes leaky. The pianos were almost uni- 
versally poor. But the welcomes one got. the enthusiasm over 
one's playing, and the cheers at leaving! These repaid for 
everything ! 

"I found the most responsive audiences among the men of 
the National Army. Some of them, of course, were college men, 
and many of them had musical education, but the great mass 
were just splendid, homesick boys who were grateful because 
some one had come all the way from America to make music 
for them. I played the 'Spanish Symphony' of Lalo. the Bach 
'Aria on the G String.' an arrangement of Debussy's 'Blessed 
Damozel' and the 'Meditation' from 'Thais.' My most popular 



number was Kreisler's 'Tambourin Chinois.' Invariably I had 
to repeat that. The favorite piano numbers of my accompanist 
were by Granados and Albeniz. 

"Always they begged me to come back, and soon. One day 
in Paris, Francis Rogers and I had a telegram from one of the 
aviation camps where we had played, asking us to come down 
again. We braved very bad weather to do so, and took with us 
a young fellow named John Steele, from Brooklyn. Steele had 
been unable to get into the army on account of some slight phy- 
sical disability, so he had gone over on his own responsibility 
to help in the entertainment. When we arrived, we found that 
the boys had clubbed together and hired an excellent grand 
piano for the occasion. They had obtained permission to use 
an army truck and had gone to a city twenty miles away, and 
themselves carted the piano all that distance just for one night. 
I can tell you we played and sang our best for them! Mr. 
Rogers did classical numbers and some lighter popular ones, 
and young Steels, who has a very beautiful tenor voice not un- 
like McCormack, made his biggest success with the 'Boheme' 
aria. 

"In every case when we had finished our part of the concert, 
we asked them to sing for us, and while their repertoire was 
somewhat limited, their rhythm and the quality of tone were 
astounding. They really knew how to sing. It seems rather a 
pity that they do not know more songs, but they seem to get 
just as much pleasure out of singing 'Over There,' 'Joan of 
Arc' and 'The Bells of Hell Go Ting-a-Ling-a-Ling,' over and 
over as if they were new every time. 

"There were all sorts of surprises, too. One afternoon when 
I had finished playing at one of the aviation camps, two boys 
came up to me, and one of them said : 'We enjoyed your play- 
ing so much, Mr. Sokoloff, because the last time we heard you, 
you conducted the 'Eroica' in San Francisco.' And there, 6.000 
miles from home, we met as friends! 

"You see now what music means to those boys. Most of the 
camps are far away from cities, and in any case they are not 
allowed often to go to cities even when they are nearby. Small 
French towns are not especially gay even in times of peace, so 
now music is the only entertainment. They will wait any length 
of time for an artist who is late, and their disappointment when 
a musician does not arrive is pathetic; but they are there the 
next time, waiting just the same. Music has at last been proven 
not a luxury but a necessity. No longer is it art for art's sake, 
but art for life's sake, and music to the soldier is the greatest 
consolation. No matter how small or how great an artist is, if 
he be sincere, he can be sure of a welcome such as he never 
had before. 

"For some reason, the boys have grown abnormally keen to 
detect anything cheap. The music, therefore, can be as popular 
as you choose, but they won't stand for trash. It's no use trying 
to 'put anything over on them.' You might as well not try. 



PLAY BALL! 



Sing a song of baseball. 

Good old Yankee game ; 
Rain or shine, war or peace. 

Play it just the same. 
Out behind the trenches. 

Swat the little pill. 
Helps to boost the spirit 

For swatting Kaiser Bill. 



— The Widow. 




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San Francisco News Letter 



July 6, 1918 




Pinafore Romance Revived. 

The marriage of Mrs. Dennis Searles and "Billy" Smith is 
a matter of much pleasant comment in society, where both are 
extremely popular, and as their marriage is the culmination 
of an old romance it has added interest. 

Mrs. Searles was Carrie Ayres and made her debut when 
the Hopkins girls, the Sprecldes. Mary Martin, Ethyl Hager 
and that group bowed to the world and his wife. In those days 
the Greenway balls were the chief events of the season, and 
pretty, chic Carrie Ayres was a great belle of the Greenways. 
"Billy" Smith had been her suitor from their pinafore days and 
continued to crowd the others for first place. Their engage- 
ment was rumored many times, and their quarrels were as fre- 
quent as the quarrels of most young people who have made 
mud pies together. Like so many romance with too early a 
beginning, this one struck a cropper and several years after 
she "came out" the young lady married Dennis Searles and 
went to Oakland to live. 

"Billy" Smith is one of the most popular young chaps in the 
Bohemian Club, where among other things his histrionic talent 
is much appreciated in all the club jinks. Since the unfor- 
tunate death of Searles in an automobile accident, Mrs. Searles 
has made her home in San Francisco, and the marriage took 
place in her Vallejo-street residence, her little daughter acting 
as bridesmaid. 

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Mrs. Crocker Stuns With Stunningness. 

Mrs. Templeton Crocker is back in these parts looking more 
stunning than ever. On Monday she had luncheon at the St. 
Francis Hotel with a group of friends and attracted quite as 
much attention as Lucille Cavanaugh, the Orpheum dancer, 
who was naturally much lorgnetted by the ladies and approved 
by the gentlemen. Mrs. Crocker has a gift for selecting clothes 
that in themselves are ugly and then she wears them with a 
sort of "I dare these duds to dent my beauty" air. and running 
true to form they never do! 

Some one once said that "Helene Crocker found few people 
who envied her her clothes — most women would be afraid to 
wear them I" She always adopts the most trying mode of head- 
dress and hats, and her gowns are usually the sort that would 
work hard on any other woman to undo her natural gift of 
beauty, but on Mrs. Crocker they behave just as though they 
were good looking., and while few can understand how she 
"gets away with it." all admit that she is stunning to super- 
lative degree. 

© © © 
Hegira to Town on Monday. 

Monday of this week found practically everyone in the pen- 
insular set in town for the usual first-of-the-week shopping 
jaunt, and the noon hour was the signal for much visiting be- 
tween tables in the hotels and clubs. Mrs. Arthur ("Bunker") 
Vincent was in town looking so pretty that she nearly stopped 
the traffic. "Bunker" Vincent is determined to get into the ser- 
vice for overseas fighting, and although he is out of the draft 
age and has plenty of reasons to ask for exemption, he is 
planning to enlist at an early date. There have been several 
opportunities to get into the non-fighting departments of the 
service, but he wants action. 

© © © 
Family Wedding for Miss de Young. 

The marriage of Miss Phyllis de Young and Nion Tucker 
is occupying the attention of the De Young family. The 
ceremony will be performed on the lawn of the George Cam- 
eron place, with only about fifty friends and relatives present 
to witness the ceremony. The family is still in mourning, 
which precluded all idea of an elaborate wedding such as the 
sisters of the bride-elect had. 

However, the young people did not wish to wait until the 



formal period of mourning was over, but preferred a simple 
wedding. Only the most intimate friends and relatives will 
be present, the guest list having been cut down to fifty out of 
their hundreds of friends and acquaintances. 
© © © 

Miss Zeile at the Fairmont. 

Miss Marion Zeile. who has been visiting the Talbot Walkers 
and more recently her cousin. Mrs. Will Taylor at her Menlo 
Park home, is in town for a few days and has returned to her 
apartments at the Fairmont Hotel. 

Miss Zeile laughingly calls herself a professional visitor. 
She has so many friends and relatives who are constantly 
"scrapping" to have her as their guest that she spends very 
little time in her "alleged" home. 
© © © 
Mrs. Judge and Burlingame. 

Mrs. J. Frank Judge, who usually spends the summers at 
her Utah home, is so enamored of these parts that she has not 
opened up the Utah place this year, but is occupying her pen- 
insula house. 

Mrs. Judge is one of the few women, without lifelong claims 
to intimacy here, who has made for herself a niche in the 
heart of Burlingame. which is as warm as though she had al- 
ways belonged. Other women, of equal attraction and wealth, 
usually complain that we are so divided into "cliques" here 
that it takes an outsider several eons to know where she "be- 
longs," and to make her feel like an "insider." Not so Mrs. 
Judge, who is decidedly "one of them." 
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Canteens and the Fourth o' July. 

The usual week-end parties are being arranged for over the 
Fourth, practically every one deserting town for two or three 
days. In those places where the volunteer war workers con- 
gregate there is no dearth of help just now for even the lure 
of the country and custom pulling hard for out-of-town affairs 
cannot lure the faithful. Down the peninsula the canteens 
and various war activities are having special stunts for the 
patriotic celebrations. 

At the old De Laveaga place, which has been converted into 
a canteen, Mrs. Andrew Welch arranged a special feast of 
goodies for the boys. Mrs. Welch spends much time at this 
canteen, and the boys never tire hearing her tell of the tra- 
ditions of the days before the Gringoes came, traditions that 
have been handed down in her family. Who would have 
dreamed that her brother's old place would one day be used 
as a club for American boys training to go to France to make 
the world safe for democracy. 



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HOTEL PLAZA 

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and at the corner of Post and Stockton streets. 

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Write or call for descriptive booklet. Any 
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July 6. 1918 



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Registrations at Hotel Plaza. 

Among the large number of guests who registered at the 
ideally located Hotel Plaza, facing beautiful Union Square, 
were: Stewart G. Mollin. Kentfield; Ida L. Magill, Cloverdale; 
Margretha van Dillen, Joan Diller, H. Tollens, Buenos Aires, 
S. A.; E. Bilderbeck and wife, Holland; G. E. B. Welles, Og- 
den; Loretta Goethal. Ean Claire. Wisconsin; W. A. Lemocke, 
Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Cook, Newcastle; George P. 
Hauck and wife, Marysville; Major James Hamilton, Jr., W. B. 
Smith. W. B. Black and wife; G. L. Angilar, Edgar H. Moye, 
J. J. Isherwood, Lt. J. E. Murry, Arthur H. Drew, Camp Fre- 
mont; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Carpenter, Medford, Ore.; Mr. and 
Mrs. J. C. Kieran and child, Sacramento ; Wm. R. Monlory and 
wife. L. A.; E. J. Baber and wife, Fresno; Mrs. J. C. Robertson, 
Lawrence Robertson, Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. Nettie M. Douglas, 
L. A.; Mrs. Ruby Nickerson, Merced; Rose Hagan, Salt Lake; 
Mrs. Wayne Miller, Sacramento; E. R. Horst and wife, Mare 
Island; Francis M. Bayne. Maryland; Carol Van Nuys, Pasa- 
dena ; Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stone, L. A. ; Mrs. F. C. Power, Syra- 
cuse; Mrs. C. A. Power, Pasadena; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Roux, 
San Jose; Dr. T. P. Brenna, Goat Island; B. van Auken, A. M. 
Gillispie. C. B. Gillispie, Palo Alto; Captain Kennedy, wife and 
son. Denver; Hubert Humbert and wife, Sacramento; J. F. 
Thompson, Imperial ; Gerald C. Thomas, Stanford ; Grace Nich- 
olson, Pasadena; Mrs. Burrell White, Miss Moore, Burrell 
White, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Murphy, Nevada; A. Quasdorf 
and wife, Vallejo; Mrs. N. E. Galloway, Healdsburg; Doro- 
thy Peterson, Sacramento; E. H. Baker, Detroit; Mrs. A. Foley, 
Redwood; Lt. F. H. Powers, Fort Kemchender, Honolulu; Cath- 
arine E. Rhoader, Philadelphia; Mrs. C. A. Von Heygendorff, 
San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. Frank James, King's City; Mrs. 
C. R. Edmundsen, city; Mrs. L. L. Stockton, Agnews; Mrs. C. 
T. Ryland, Sonoma; H. W. Wright, Seattle; L. J. East, Port- 
land; Mr. and Mrs. Whigham, Pittsburg; Mrs. George Eneland, 
Vallejo. 



NOTABLE JOINT EXHIBITION AT PALACE OF 
FINE ARTS. 

A joint exhibition of the work of Clara Fairfield Perry of 
New York and of Douglas E. Parshall has just been opened by 
Director Laurvik in the Palace of Fine Arts. Both collections 
consist entirely of landscapes either in California or in the 
Far West, where these two talented artists have been sojourn- 
ing during the last year. The two collections afford an inter- 
esting opportunity to study the widely different impressions 
which our California lanscape makes on our visiting Eastern 
painters, once more illustrating the well-known truth that na- 
ture never looks alike to any two pairs of eyes. 

Mrs. Perry has depicted our southern California hills, or- 
chards and the sweeping curves of the Coast line with a fresh- 
ness and color that is as inviting as the scenes themselves. 
These souvenirs of her visit among us are filled with a joyous 
note that clearly reveals the fact that she has felt the potent 
spell of California. 

The same is no less true of the very charming colorful ver- 
sions of Douglas E. Parshall, the talented young son of De 
Witt Parshall. For a young man still in his teens, this work 
has the unusual promise of notable achievements. A nice 
sense of spacing and color relations distinguish even the slight- 
est of these paintings, which moreover bear the freshness and 
vigor of our out of doors. They are in no sense studio con- 
coctions, cooked up for a gullable Eastern public, who has too 
long been led to think of California as a brown, arid waste of 
sun-scorched hills, served up with the standard romantic brown 
sauce. 

These two collections will do much when exhibited in the 
East to help change this fallicious idea concerning our land- 
scape. No better reclame for the beauty and charm of our 
State could possibly be imagined than Mrs. Perry's and Mr. 
Parshall 's pictures. The two collections will remain on view 
throughout the month of July, after which they will be ex- 
hibited in museums throughout the East. 



"What is it that makes you find so much fault with your 

stenographer?" "Well, she's the best stenographer I ever had, 
and I don't want to lose her. So I've got to shout around a little 
so as to convey the impression to any stenographer scouts that 
she wouldn't suit the government." — Washington Star. 



WHAT THE GERMAN HAS TO DO TO WIN THE WAR. 

In the early days of the war the German expected to capture 
Paris, and separate the French and English armies. This ac- 
complished, he planned to overwhelm first the English army, 
and then the French — and win the war. 

Now the German hopes to do, after nearly four years of 
bloody fighting that which he failed to do the first month of the 
war. What chance of success has the German? He is trying to 
capture Amiens now — a position that he held when he tried to 
capture Paris before. 

If the German could capture Amiens now, or even Paris — 
and he is sixty miles from Paris — he could not get a decision 
for himself. Large numbers of French and English troops, to- 
gether with American, Belgian, Italian and Portuguese troops, 
stand in his way. And the Allies, because of their superior air 
service, can't be surprised. 

The German doesn't outnumber the Allies on the Western 
front. He has won a thousand square miles of French soil at a 
fearful toll in lives lost — a price that he can's afford to pay 
long. 

But ground gained or towns captured mean nothing for the 
German unless he can separate the English and French armies, 
and deal with them separately. If he fails to do this, he has not 
only lost the greatest battle of the war, but has lost the war 
itself. 

The talk of any city being the objective of the German is 
misleading. His plan is to separate the English from the 
French; if that can be done and outflank, roll up, rout and de- 
stroy or capture either or both armies and the rest of the Allies. 

Whether the German succeeds in his purpose depends pri- 
marily upon the defense of the English and French this sum- 
mer. If he hasn't separated them before fall he will have lost 
the war. 

When the fighting begins next spring we will have such num- 
bers of troops in France that it will be possible not only to 
drive the German out of France and Belgium, but to drive him 
far back of the Rhine — and win the war. This will not be an 
easy or a short job, but we and our allies will have men and 
munitions enough to do it. 

C. M. SHORTRIDGE PASSES AWAY. 

Charles M. Shortridge, attorney, journalist and one of the 
most picturesque public men in California, died at 3:15 Sun- 
day afternoon at the Dwight Way Sanatorium, Berkeley, in his 
sixty-second year. 

Shortridge had been ill for six months with a complication 
of ailments. He underwent an operation about a month ago. 
from which he never rallied. 

He leaves a widow and three children, two brothers and a 
sister. Samuel Shortridge, one of the brothers, is one of the 
best-known members of the California bar, and Clara Short- 
ridge Foltz. the sister, was the first woman to be admitted to 
the practice of law in San Francisco. She is now a resident of 
Los Angeles. Milton Shortridge. the other brother, lives in the 
Middle West. 

As one of the part owners of the San Francisco Call and the 
founder of the San Jose Mercury, and later the San Jose Times. 
Shortridge was known throughout the State. He was a State 
Senator for eight years, and in that capacity added to a reputa- 
tion for trenchant wit, for eloquence and for other qualities that 
endeared him to a great personal following. 

The funeral took place Wednesday from the Shortridge home, 
5935 Keith avenue. Oakland. The body was cremated. 



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July 6, 1918 




ENGAGEMENTS 

CRON-SPBRRT — The announcement is made of the coming wedding of A. 
R. W. Sperry, the nephew of Mrs. William H. Crocker and the Princess 
Poniatowski. to Miss Marguerite Cron, the daughter of Mrs. C. L. 
Cron of Berkeley. 

LINNARD-ROYCE— The engagement has been announced of Miss Dorothy 
Llnnard, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Linnard of Pasadena and 
this city, to Lieutenant Stephen Wheeler Royce of Liberty, N. J., now 
with the aviation section of the signal corps stationed at present at 
Witchita Falls, Tex. 

MAHONE-REISINGER — The engagement of Miss Helen Mahone and 
Major James Reisinger was announced by Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Grant, 
uncle and aunt of Miss Mahone. 

McKENN A- HOFFMAN— The engagement of Miss Ethel Amada McKenna, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McKenna, and Albert D. Hoffman is 
announced. 

WALTER-CHENEY— Announcement has been made of the engagement 
of Miss Helene K. Walter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Walter 
of Oakland, and William Fitch Cheney Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam Fitch Cheney of this city. 

YOUNG-McLAUGHLIN— From San Diego comes the announcement of the 
engagement of Miss Edith Young, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry 
Young of this city, to Edward McLaughlin of Los Angeles, now with 
the naval reserve station training school at Pelham Bay, New York. 
WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS 

De TOtTNG-TUCKER— The home of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Cameron in 
Burlingame will he the scene of the marriage of Miss Phyllis de Young 
to Nion Tucker on Monday evening, July 8th. 
WEDDINGS 

BUNNER-GORO VAN— Miss Gladys Bunner and John J. Gorovan were 
married June 27th. 

DE SABLA-LYLF- — The marriage of Miss Leontine de Sabla, the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene de Sabla Jr., of San Mateo and New York, 
and Dr. William Gordon Lyle took place in New York at the De Sabla 
family's New York residence at 32 East Sixty-fourth street. 

FORTUNE-MURPHY— Tii.' announcement was received by Wiliam E. 
Fortune of the marriage of his sister. Miss Mary Agnes Fortune, to 
Colonel William English Murphy of the First South Staffords. in Lon- 
don on June 15th. 

LINEGAARD-BLTCKFELT— Miss Laure Lindegaard and Frederick E. 
Blickfelt surprised their friends a few days ago by announcing their 
marriage, which was celebrated very quietly June 22d. 

MARTIN-BENHAM — The marriage has been announced of Miss Bessadora 
Martin to Godfrey C. Benham of London, England. The marriage took 
place in Los Angeles. • 

OGDEN-STEELE — Miss Marguerite Ogden, daughter of Judge and Mrs. 
Frank Burroughs Ogden, was married to Francis Robert Steele June 
30th at the First Presbyterian Church In Oakland. 

RECHT-KING — The marriage of Miss Zelma Florence Recht and Thomas 
G. King took place in Hollister. 

REED-BATES — Mrs. Gertrude Reed and Charles Austin Bates announce 
their marriage on Friday, June 28th. The ceremony took place at the 
home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Jeanette Trotter in Berkeley. 

ROSS-REID — Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ross announce the marriage of their 
daughter. Miss Alice Ross to George Reid, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. 
B. Reid of Alameda. 

SCHOENFELD-COHEN — Mrs. Adaline Schoenfeld announces the mar- 
riage of her daughter. Miss ftsteUc Schoenfeld, to Sidney Cohen. 
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES. 

SHWAYDER. — Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. u. Shwayder celebrated their tenth 

wedding anniversary at their attractive home on Sixth avenue. 

WOLLENBERG.— Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wollenberg celebrated their tenth 
wedding anniversary with a dinner recently. 
LUNCHEONS. 

BREEDEN. — Mrs. Henry C. Breedcn was hostess at a luncheon at her 
home on Saturday in honor of Mrs. George T. Marye, the other guests 
being the coterie of women that have been making Mrs. Marye's stay 
such a pleasant one. 

STONE.— Mrs. Andrew L Stone entertained Informally :it a luncheon Sun- 
day at the Burlingame Country Club, the affair being in honor of her 
Sister, Miss Ethel Havemeyer, and Colonel Curtis W. Otwell. 
DINNERS 

ZEILT3 — In compliment to Miss Helen Jones and Lieutenant George Per- 
kins Raymond, IT. S. A., Miss Marion Zelle asked a group of the smart 
set to be her guests at a dinner and theatre party on Thursday even- 
ing. 

ARRIVALS. 

BAKER. — Mr. and Mrs. Ray T. Baker are now in San Pranclsco 

BRUNN. — Dr. and Mrs. Harold Brunn, who have been East for the last 
month, returned to San Francisco. 

CLARK. — Edward IT. Clark Br. has returned to his apartments at the Fair- 
mont after an enjoyable sojourn on the McCloud river. 

CROCKER. — Mrs. Charles Templeton Crocker returned from New York, 
where she has been most of the year, Mr. Crocker being In service in 
the Intelligence Bureau of the Navy there. 

DARLING. — Mrs. Clara L. Darling, who has been having a delightful so- 
journ at Byron Springs for several days, has returned to her apart- 
ment on Jones street. 



GROOS. — Mrs. Charles Groos, who has been enjoying a visit of several 
days in Mill Valley, has returned to her home in town. 

HAMMON. — Mrs. Wendell P. Hammon Jr., and Miss Mabel Pierce, re- 
turned from the East a few days ago. 

LATZ. — Mr. and Mrs. P. Lata of Modesto have taken apartments in town 
for the summer. 

LOOMIS. — Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Loomis. who with their children have 
been enjoying a delightful motoring trip through the Yosemite valley 
and Mariposa county, have returned to their home in Burlingame. 

PERKINS. — Mrs. George Perkins and her two daughters, Ethel and Ruth 
Perkins, have returned to their home in Oakland after a stay of sev- 
eral weeks in Tacoma. 

SCHWABACHKR. — Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Schwabacher have returned to 
the city after a delightful week passed in the Yosemite valley. 

DEPARTURES. 

CROCKER. — Mrs. Henry Crocker and her daughters, Miss Marion and 

Miss Kate Crocker, are spending a few days at Del Monte. 
DOHRMANN. — Mrs. Frederick Dohrmann and her family have gone to 

Napa county, where they will pass the summer months. 
EHRMANN. — Mrs. Sidney Ehrmann Jr. left town for an extended vaca- 
tion at Lake Tahoe. 
KING. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank King, who have been spending the past few 

weeks as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Homer B. King at their home at 

Saratoga, left the first of the week for Santa Barbara. 
NEWHALL. — Mr. and Mrs. George A. Newhall left last week for Lake 

Tahoe, where they will enjoy a visit of several weeks. They were 

accompanied to Tahoe by Mrs. John Drum. 
OXNARD. — A group of the smart set who will enjoy the holidays at Wa- 

wona includes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oxnard. Mrs. Stetson Winslow, 

Miss Louise Sprague and Miss Frances Sprague. 
PIEXOTTO. — Mrs. Edgar D. Peixotto and her family have gone to Monte- 

cito for the summer. 
PILLSBURY. — Mrs. Horace D. Pillsbury, Miss Olivia and the two younger 

children have left for the Atlantic coast. 
WILIAMS. — Major Robert B. Wlllams. the attending surgeon at Army 

headquarters, and Mrs. Williams, have gone on a motor trip to the 

Yosemite valley. 

INTIMATIONS. 
BALLEN-IIINDE.— Mr. and Mrs. Ballen-Hinde have taken the Richard 

Tobln home in San Mateo for the summer. 
BOYD.— Mr. and Mrs. John F. Boyd and Miss Louise Boyd entertained a 

group of friends over the week-end at their lovely San Rafael home, 

the number having Included Brigadier-General Henry A. Greene, U. 

S\ A., Miss Helen Jones and Lieutenant George Raymond, U. S. A. 
BOARDMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Boardman are passing the month of 

July in Ross with Mrs. George Chauncey Boardman. 
COLEMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Coleman Jr. and Leon Walker passed 

the week-end in San Rafael, where they were the house guests of Mr. 

and Mrs. H. M. A. Miller and Miss Flora Miller. 
COOL — Dr. LuElla Cool Is spending ten days at her bungalow at Camp 

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COWDIN. Mrs. J. Cheover Cowdln, Mrs. Horace Hill, Miss Marlon Zelle 

) ouise Boyd, who have bei tor trip to Lake 

r. have returned. 
DERBY.— Mr. and Mrs. Haskot s. i pending a few weekt 

Santa 
DB VEUVE.— Mrs. Clarence de Veuve and her family arc passing an en- 
joyable three weeks In the Yosemite valley. 
EAQAN— Mr. and .Mrs. George K. Egan and Mr. and Mrs. R. Clark are 
en route to the Y/osemlte by motor. They will spend some time in the 
valley. 
HARRINGTON. Mr. and Mrs. Tennant Harrington, who went East a few 
months ago for the marriage ol their .laughter. Miss Marie Louise, to 
Commandei Worth Bagley, have returned to their home at Colusa. 
ki;yi:s. — Mr. and Mrs. Alexander i>. Keyes are anticipating a most pleas- 

■ the i ih or August. They will leave Ban Francisco 

the first of the month for Alaska, where they will enjoy a visit of sev- 
eral weeks. 

firs. Walter S. Logan of Oakland has returned from a visit to 

Stockton, where she was the guest of her daughter. Mrs. Alexander 

Jefford. 
MAKVlv -Mis George T. Marye passed the week-end at the Burlingame 

Country Club. 
MEAD. — Mrs. Louis Rlsdon Mead of Byron Hot Springs enjoyed a few 

days' stay in town last week. 
MERIT.LION. — Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Merillion joined the colony of San 

Kruneis. uns at Del Monte over July Fourth. 
McGREGOR. — Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McGregor and their daughter, Mrs. John 

Lewis Luckenback, enjoyed the week-end at the McGregor home in 

Menlo Park. 
MOSES. — Miss Jeanette Moses and Abe Moses are spending the summer 

in San Francisco and have taken a house at 3794 Sacramento street. 
MI'RI'HY. — A delightful motor trip is being enjoyed by Mrs. John Burke 

Murphy and Miss Marian Huntington, who left several days ago for a 

visit to the Yosemite valley. 
PAULSEN. — Mrs. Anne B. Paulsen of Weaverville, Trinity county, is visit- 
ing her granddaughter. Mrs. Walter Fiebig. at her home in Florida 

street. Mrs. Paulsen expects to remain in the city for several weeks. 
PHELAN. — Miss Mollie Phelan and her niece. Miss Gladys Sullivan, are 

enjoying a visit at Old Point Comfort, Va. 
PRIOR. — Mr. and Mrs. James K. Prior and Miss Ruth Prior leave for 

Santa Barbara to be there for the month of July. 
SAWYER. — The Houghton Sawyer family is at Bolinas visiting with Mrs. 

Denis O'Sullivan and her children. 

charming EI Mirasol bungalows. 
TEVIS. — Lieutennnt William S. Tevis Jr., who recently received orders 

to go East, left San Antonio. Tex.. Saturday evening and will remain 

on the Atlantic coast a few days before sailing for overseas duty. 
WHITESIDE.— Mrs. N. N. Whiteside and her sister. Miss Daisy Ham- 
mond, are in Santa Barbara at present and are occupying one of the 
WORMSER. — Mrs. Gustav Wormser and her daughter. Miss Edith Worm- 

ser, are leaving for the Yosemite this week for a fortnight's outing. 



REGISTRATIONS AT CLARK HOTEL, LOS ANGELES. 

Among the many arrivals at the Hotel Clark, Los Angeles, 
from this vicinity last week included : Henry Ash, Mrs. R. W. 
Crary, Mrs. M. Garcia, H. B. Garcia, C. E. Bence, F. D. Calla- 
han, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Waite. F. J. Jackson. E. T. Hall, Mr. 
and Mrs. Henry Brett Jr., Henry Landerberg. E. E. Pickering, 
Mrs. A. L. Arhgott. Mrs. Chas. L. Beriascain. H. C. McCleer, 
Chas. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Stearns. H. G. Gordon. Mrs. 
M. M. Sorino, Mrs. A. Aylmore. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Davis, L. 
Coughlin, H. A. Calley, B. M. Eastman. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Hill, 
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Hill, D. H. Young and son. H. G. Gordon, 
Mrs. A. F. Muegge, Edwin H. Grover, Miss J. M. Glasser, Leon 
S. Aurich. B. J. Calding, C. J. Sullivan. M. Sugarman, Katherine 
C. Magee, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wenchoff. H. G. Thiele. C. R. 
Wilson. Miss L. A. Russell. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen, Mr. and 
Mrs. W. S. Berreysea. Mrs. W. De Feddis, Miss Doris De Fed- 
dis, Richard Sachse, W. P. Geary. W. M. Hunter, J. B. Ewing. 
C. E. Bence, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jones, L. E. Manseau. W. L. 
Masters. Mrs. M. Duggan. D. C. Kozminsky, Mrs. Harry W. 
Smith, Miss Dorothy Fay Smith, Mrs. Walter Kendall. G. L. 
Parmenter. D. D. Sutphen, George Jeffries and mother. Mrs. F. 
Eldred Boland. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Stewart, E. Sinclair. C. W. 
Barnes, Emory E. Smith. Sol Getz, M. Levin and Wm. D Mc- 
Rae of San Francisco; Eugene Newberg, E. J. Hauser. Marie 
Guerado, V. C. Bryant, J. U. Force. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. 
Baker, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Rugh and daughter, W. S. Killings- 
worth Jr.. J. B. Bushnell, Miss C. C. Bedford. E. J. Jauser. 0. J. 
Kern, Stanley B. Freeborn. Mrs. George H. Bruce. H. L. Bruce. 
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Conduit, P. B. Kennedy. Miss Harriet Day, 
H. A. White, of Berkeley; and Miss Alma Hofleny. Mrs. H. 
Dillion. F. A. Richards, R. W. Ure, Mrs. N. B. Wishart. Mr. and 
Mrs. L. G. Campbell and son. H. D. W. Gibson, Mrs. O. E. Car- 
michael. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Thompson. Mrs. H. P. Saunders 
and family. J. Hertzberg and family and Miss Clements of Oak- 
land. 



TOW N_C R I E R 

Another bunch of evidence of extortionate profiteering 

has overwhelmed that consolidation of meat packers, the no- 
torious brass nerved ring of Armour, Swift, Morris, Wilson 
and Cudahy of Chicago. Everybody has suspected they have 
been doing three-ply profiteering, and now the Government 
has got the goods on them. That "surprise" pry into their 
methods made by Heney several months ago was the entering 
wedge. The records show that these ideal bandits lead all the 
rest in reckless profiteering, and the devil himself will O. K. 
the showing — $140,000,000 in a three-year period of the war. 
This notorious national quintette is being exposed largely by 
the fact that they padded their office reports with deprecia- 
tions, increased salaries of officials, new construction charged 
off as repairs, fictitious values of raw materials and manipu- 
lated inventories, according to reports. In their leather in- 
dustry the profits increased from 4.7 per cent in 1912 to more 
than 24 per cent in 1917. One of the smaller mills showed a 
profit of 300 per cent. In one branch of the concern the profits 
jumped from $644,000 in 1917 to $3,576,600 in 1917. The 
Senate is still tracking the tricks of these unconscionable profit- 
eers. Doing a bit on the rock pile would be generous to them — 
a sort of rocky road back to jerked beef. 

The new Government rules covering the control of sugar 

throughout the country has reached a point where it is barely a 
speck in a well conditioned, jovial and expansive bowl that has 
hitherto been an ornament and saccharine delight to the family 
sporting it. Now following the Government ultimatum regard- 
ing sugar no wholesaler or retailer will be permitted to sell 
sugar except on presentation of a certificate. Three pounds 
cf sugar per month, covering ninety meals, must carry the 
patient through to the next ninety-day station, less what sand 
he may have picked up on the way. If the man runs short 
there is no recourse but to lick the inside of the sugar barrel. 
Sugar bowls are now considered ex cathedra, over the line, in 
the dumps. Their places have been taken by envelopes in 
hotels, cafeterias and catch-as-catch in licensed feeding shops. 
Sugar checks are given a supplicant in entering a restaurant, a 
weigher hands him his cubes; he swallows them, is stenciled 
with a sign on his brow "Sugared O. K." and is turned out for 
twelve hours, when he is "Sugared" again. 

In heaven's name has the tail end of the Huns retreat hit 

both flanks and center of the holy and respectable wardens 
who cluster around the soft ser.ts at the City Hall. Some 
David with the jawbone of an ass has been butting in and 
taken a whack here and there at various jobberless jobsters 
who have somehow been pried from their monthly grip on the 
treasury. Seventeen! Coimt 'em. Seventeen hit the axe! 
Who'd think it with Schmitz and several others on their ever- 
lasting job. Nearly a hundred hangers-on have been routed 
out of basements and closets and have been found doing noth- 
ing, excess breathers and users of space. Now they are used 
as living statutes in the park before the City Hall. It is a 
profitable little shift for the racked and unhappy taxpayers, 
for thereby they save some $23,000 per annum. Its a very 
small drop compared with the many millions dissipated — but 
at least it is a drop, a shrinking drop! 

During the past fiscal year 770 saloons have placed 

crape on their doors, fell signs that the drys are soon coming 
over the top. This movement has resulted in a loss of $96,375 
to the revenue of the city and the sacrifice of the dignity of a 
number of spruce and smartly tailored license collectors. A 
flood of "closed saloons" threatens the city dumps. Four years 
ago the city fathers were wallowing in revenue collections 
amounting to $1,000,000 per royal income, most of which went 
back to the saloons by natural due and process; and now the 
collection is barely $400,000 per annum, hardy enough to blow 
in with the boys at the jovial stands dotting the beach boule- 
vard. Temperance looks beautiful on a pedestal in the middle 
of the four-line blockade of cars on Market street — but, oh. 
how costly she is to the bunch of good fellows who run the 
City Hall. 

Imperialism is about all that is worth going into the 

garbage can these days. 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 6, 1918 




PLEASTJRE/S WAND 



"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




Orpheum Presents Varied Bill. 

This week's program at the Orpheum, while it does not attain 
the superlative heights to which some programs have climbed, 
is nevertheless a good bill and offers varied enough amusement 
to please the most composite audience. 

Edwin Stevens of old Tivoli fame renews acquaintance 
with his many friends and wins new ones. Tina Marshall is 
more than a mere foil for him, for she is a very clever young 
person, and her burlesque on "acetic" dancing, done with a 
lemon, is a delight — particularly the last bit when she wriggles 
and writhes and falls in a heap before the acidulated fruit. 

Stevens is a finished actor and a great artist in the art of 
make-up, and instead of turning his back to the audience when 
he deftly applies the few strokes of make-up that transform 
him into a doddering old gentleman "91 years young," he does 
it facing the audience and adds to the interest. It is a pity 
that Stevens h?.s not an act that in itself has artistic merit — 
this has none — but it gives an opportunity for patriotic recita- 
tion, limericks and an imitation of an old man playing golf and 
a few other stunts that, while they have no relation to plot, 
are very entertaining because they are so well done. 

Carl McCullough, another newcomer this week, does good 
natured travesties rather than imitations and wins much ap- 
plause. 

Barry and Layton are still 
pretending that they have 
unmanageable skates, and 
the audience still rocks 
with mirth over their mis- 
haps on rollers. 

John Gardner and Marie 
Hartman "pull" a lot of 
rough stuff, and it must be 
admitted that Marie is 
funny. 

Fred Whitfield. Marie 
Ireland and Lew Murdock 
appear in a rural satire, one 
of the best features of 
which is the drop screen 
showing the fronts of the 
rural shops with their fun- 
ny signs. 

Davis and Pelle do a 
strong act, which is the 
usual expenditure of mus- 
cular effort, which gives 
most people a penchant for 
the puny. 

Hahn. Weller and O'Don- 
nell, a male trio with good 
voices of much volume, 
gains applause as hearty as 
their vocalization. 

Wellington Cross is as 
entertaining as ever, tho' 
this week there is, of 
course, no travesty on the 
Rajah act to convulse the 
audiences, for the mind 
reading Orientals have fold- 
ed up their turbans and 
moved on the circuit. Lois 
Josephine, who was with 
Cross last year, appears for 
just a moment in the act. 
She is resting this year un- 
der the doctor's orders. 

Lucille Cavanagh, Ted 
Doner and Frank Hurst are 
still in the spotlight. The 




Madame Sarah Bernhardt, the World's Greatest Actress, next week at the Orpheum 



town is mad about Lucille and far be it from me to take issue 
with the town — indeed, I share the general enthusiasm. • 

* • • 

Patriotism Rampant at Lt. Pat O'Brien's Lecture. 

Providence must have plumed itself on the happy selection 
of an Irishman like Lt. Pat O'Brien to go through that ex- 
traordinary escape from a Hun prison, which he described so 
pithily and wittily to the delighted audience crowding Dream- 
land Rink. It was a stirring scene as Pat O'Brien came into 
the hall heading the Islam band, playing patriotic airs, and 
the big audience arose to join in the national song. 

His entertaining description of adventures, which began on 
the day the report of the sinking of the Lusitania, raising his 
Celtic choler, started him across the Canadian line to join the 
aviation corps there for instruction, and thence to that ripping 
work of punching holes into the bosche air planes invading 
France, with happy-go-lucky excursions into German territory. 
It was on one of these thrilling trips that he was beset by a 
bunch of Hun machines and dropped to earth, wounded by a 
shot in the mouth and landed within 200 feet of a hospital, 
"An Irishman's luck." as he expressed it. How the doctor 
treated him is an exemplication of Hun deviltry and inhu- 
manity. 

The thrilling adventures of his escape by throwing himself 

from a train going at thirty 
miles an hour and rendered 
senseless for awhile, the 
train being pulled up in the 
darkness while the armed 
guards ran back to recap- 
ture him. and the resource- 
fulness he displayed — is all 
set out in his book which 
you can read with all its 
flavor of humanity, patriot- 
ism, perseverance and the 
keen wit of an Irishman. 
England greatly appreci- 
ated his escape. On his ar- 
rival in London the King 
sent for him and both spent 
a delightful hour in discus- 
sing the details of the es- 
cape. The Huns hate him 
so badly that now Pat 
O'Brien is on their list of 
spies to be shot on capture. 
In closing his very enter- 
taining lecture he dwelt 
with tense earnestness on 
that important point which 
Hun propaganda is so in- 
tensely striving to belittle 
in this country: "If you 
hear any one say that we 
are fighting the Kaiser and 
not the German people be- 
hind him, put it down as 
bunk; the German people 
include the ring of Kaiser- 
ism." 

* * » 

Greek Theatre. — An ex- 
traordinary performance 
will be given in the Greek 
Theatre on Saturday even- 
ing, July 20th. when "The 
Rivals" will be staged with 
William H. Crane and Em- 
elie Melville appearing 
with the Players Club. In 



July 6, 1918 



and California Advertiser 




Emelie Melville, at the Greek Theatre, July 20th 

this elaborate revival, Mr. Crane will play Sir Anthony Abso- 
lute, a role which is placed by critics among the gems of our 
theatrical history, and Miss Melville will be seen as Mrs. Mala- 
prop, a part in which, years ago, she made an unusual success. 

Like Mr. Crane, Miss Melville is dearly loved in San Fran- 
cisco and has held a unique place in the theatrical life of this 
city since her first appearance here in the old California The- 
ater with Edwin Booth, Lawrence Barrett and John McCul- 
lough. It was in those memorable days that Mr. Crane also 
became associated with that famous company. 

Reginald Travers, director of the Little Theatre, will stage 
the forthcoming production of "The Rivals.'' 

The Players Club members to appear include: William S. 
Rainey as Bob Acres, Pearl King Tanner as Lydia Languish, 
Rafaele Brunnetto as Captain Absolute, Mae O'Keeffe as Lucy, 
August Aguirre as Sir Lucius O'Trigger, Robert Adams as 
Faulldand, Sylvester Pearson as Fag and Benjamin A. Pur- 
rington as David. 

* * • 

Orpheum. — Madame Sarah Bernhardt, the world's greatest 
actress, will begin a two weeks' season at the Orpheum next 
Sunday matinee. This incomparable tragedienne who has held 
the hearts of theatre-goers the world over for the past half 
century is the picture of health, it is said, and still retains the 
wonderful fire and superb art that have brought lovers of the 
drama to her feet. For the first week of her engagement she 
will present "Du Theatre au Champ D'Honneur" (from the 
Theatre to the Field of Honor), a one-act play written for her 
by a French officer at the front, which has given her a splendid 
opportunity for the display of her genius as Marc Bertrand. 
a young soldier who has been an actor. Bertrand leans wounded 
against a tree. He cannot move, for his leg is broken. It is 
near sunset and the roar of the guns is dying away. His mind 
wanders. He remembers that he has picked up a fallen flag. 
All else is blotted out. Into the woods comes a young English 
officer, wounded too. who knows Marc, and says: "Is it not you 
who went from trench to trench reciting verses built on the 
cry of Christ — 'Father forgive them, for they know not what 
they do.' " "It was I," says the actor, "but now 'tis just the 
opposite. The refrain devised by Louis Payne is what I utter : 

"These are our foes, O Lord, while time shall run; 
Forgive them not — they know what they have done." 

A Red Cross dog brings help to the wounded. And to Marc 
the past comes back. He recovers the flag. He has saved it. 



From a hole in the tree he draws it. The effort reopens his 
wound. He recalls the poem of Paul Deroulade, patriot and 
poet, "To the Bearer of the Flag." In the folds of a nurse's 
robe he sees the white wings of Victory, and exclaims: "O, Vic- 
tory, carry me on thy wings in the Kingdom of Light. Let the 
password be this, 'To the bitter end ; see the gates open. Long 
live France.' " They wrap him in the flag. All is over. 

Madame Bernhardt brings with her her own company, 
scenery and stage equipments. 

On this extraordinary bill are E. Charles Bensee and Flor- 
ence Baird in their offering "Songiflage." Their songs in- 
clude American and Scotch melodies. Marion Weeks, the 
dainty little American coloratura soprano, although only seven- 
teen years of age, has a wonderful and perfectly developed 
voice, and sings "G" above high "C." Eddie Carr and Com- 
pany will appear in the absurd farce "The Office Boy." Albert 
Donnelly, the silent humorist, manipulates silhouettes on a 
screen. The remaining acts in this delightful bill will be Carl 
McCullough, Fred Whitfield and Marie Ireland, assisted by 
Lew Murdock in "The Belle of Bingville," and the American 
humorist Wellington Cross and a special feature of allied 
nations official war films. 

* * * 

Columbia.— "Pershing's Crusaders" will be at the Columbia 
Theatre for one more week, the engagement coming to a close 
on Saturday, July 13th. A presentation of the United States 
Government's own films is given each afternoon and evening 
at 2:15 and 8:15 respectively, including Sundays. 

Every American citizen ought to see these films that depict 
the preparation for, the organization and the arrival in France 
of the armies commanded by General Pershing. This first of 
the official war films comes, therefore, as a medium of en- 
l'ghtment and a means of hope and inspiration. There is the 
warm, personal touch to these pictures that reaches the in- 
dividual hearts of the American people in the intimate views 
of the boys, in camp and in the front-line trenches. The prices 
are 25 cents and 50 cents; being a Government project no war 
tax is charged. 

An impending event at the Columbia Theatre will be the 
appearance of the latest Belasco Theatre, New York, comedy 
hit "Polly With a Past." commencing with Monday, July 15th. 
Like "The Boomerang," which gave such splendid satisfaction 
here last summer. Mr. Belasco. in this instance, is again send- 
ing the original cast, which includes Ina Claire, the newest 
Belasco "find," who is making her first appearance in the 
West. Miss Claire is a clever young actress with a keen sense 
of humor, a wonderful gift of mimicry, and besides, there is 
the force of strong personal charm in all that she does. Other 
well-known players in this cast are Cyril Scott, H. Reeves- 
Smith, Herbert Yost, George Stuart Christie, Thomas Rey- 
nolds. Louise Galloway, Adah Barton. Betty Linley, Francis 
Verdi and Lloyd Neal. 



"Bother it! I left my watch upstairs on the dressing 

table. I feel too tired to run after it." "If you wait long enough 
it'll run down." — Sacred Heart Review. 



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Pbonfl Donglai 70 



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HIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON. MATINEE EVERY 



MADAME SARAH BERNHARDT 
And Her Company In 
" Du Theatre rtu Champ D'Honneur" 
I Prom the Theatre to the Field of Honor ) 
In On 
Br a French Officer at the Front 
Together with 
A GREAT NEW VAUDEVILLE SHOW 
AM' 
ALLIF.I> NATIONS' OFFICIAL WAR 
BERNHAKI 'urdey and S 

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All seats reserve-! war TAX 

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Direct from Belasco Thaatre. N. T. City 



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San Francisco News Letter 



July 6, 1918 





A Hell's Gate — The Inferno. 



Wellington, New Zealand, 





Views Wt 
About Nc 




Auckland, the City of Wharves, coast shipping docks. 



The Canterbury grain fields, uslr 



July 6, 1918 



and California Advertiser 







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picturesque and Interesting city. 




.merican harvesting machines. 




Sheepcote, Master-ton, New Zealand. 





In a Kauri forest. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



July 6, 1918 



ON THE BREAD LINE OF WAR. 
After July 8th, California is to be placed on a strictly super- 
vised sugar ration of not more than three pounds a person each 
month. Refiners have been prohibited from selling dealers 
sugar, except in "cases of distress," until that date, the Federal 
Food Administration for California has announced. _ After 
July 8th neither refiners nor wholesalers will be permitted to 
sell a pound of sugar except on presentation by the purchasers 
of signed certificates issued by the Food Administration. This 
applies to purchases by retail grocers, bakers, restaurants.hotels 
and other commercial users. Public eating places will be put on 
a flat basis of three pounds a person each month of ninety 

meals. 

* » * 

Blanket authority to increase the price of wheat at primary 
and other markets, with the approval of Food Administrator 
Hoover, above the $2.20 a bushel minimum price guaranteed 
by Presidential proclamation last February 21st, is given the 
Food Administration Grain Corporation in New York by an 
executive order of the President. The reason is the increased 
freight rates which will become effective Tuesday. Growers 

must bear this increase. 

* * * 

Licensad dealers, wholesale and retail, have been relieved 
from the necessity of making out monthly reports to the Food 
Administration. The change becomes effective beginning with 
the reports that would have been filed for the month of June. 
This obviates the arduous task of preparing these voluminous 

reports, which meant hours of additional clerical work. 

* * * 

The grocery stores in Porterville, California, have introduced 
girls as clerks in their stores and appear to be well satisfied 
with the change. We will all have to come to it sooner or later. 

* * * 

In an effort to meet the increasing sugar shortage. President 
Wilson has just issued a proclamation designed to bring into 
immediate cultivation to grow sugar all lands in the territory 

of Hawaii. 

* » » 

The raisin price. S 1 ^ cents, said to be fixed as a maximum, 
is like the prune price, the highest the State has known since 
the business took a place in commerce. 



JUST AS THE SUN WENT DOWN. 

After the din of the battle roar. 

Just at the close of day, 
Wounded and bleeding upon the field. 

Two dying soldiers lay, 
One held a ringlet of thin, gray hair, 

One held a lock of brown. 
Bidding each other a last farewell 

Just as the sun went down. 

Chorus 

One thought of a mother at home alone, 

Feeble and old and gray. 
One of the sweetheart he'd left in town. 

Happy and young and gay. 
One kissed a ringlet of thin, gray hair, 

One kissed a lock of brown. 
Bidding farewell to the Stars and Stripes 

Just as the sun went down. 

One knew the joy of a mother's love, 

One of a sweetheart fair. 
Thinking of home they lay side by side. 

Breathing a farewell prayer. 
One for his mother so old and gray, 

One for his love in town; 
They closed their eyes to the earth and skies, 

Just as the sun went down. 



FORD BUILDING BIG SOLDIER HOSPITAL. 

One of the most complete hospitals in the world, expected 
to take a large part in the work of rehabilitating American sol- 
diers wounded overseas, is being erected here by Henry Ford, 
faster than the average building is constructed in peace time, 
because of Government co-operation in the purchase of ma- 
terials. 

On a twenty-acre tract, the hospital, which will bear Ford's 
name, will have a floor space of 50,000 square feet. It will 
be a four-story structure, with the exception of the diagnostic 
building placed in the center, which will go up to six stories. It 
will front 750 feet on the Grand boulevard, Detroit's most popu- 
lar automobile driveway, and go back 250 feet. 

With 1300 windows, it will be impossible for a person any- 
where in the building to get more than twenty-four feet away 
fiom the light. Forty porches will surround the structure and 
a roof garden is to extend over the entire building. Ford is 
spending $3,000,000 on the institution. 



GOING THE LIMIT IN PIANO PLAYING. 

The high price of cotton has made the small negro farmer 
in the South feel like a bloated millionaire. All through the 
cotton belt the negroes are finally enabled to indulge particu- 
larly their love for music, and buy something more expensive 
than a banjo or cheap violin. 

They tell the story of how a negro who had marketed his 
cotton crop to great advantage went into a piano store and with 
both pockets bulging with dollar bills, for he insisted on re- 
ceiving the entire proceeds that way, asked to see the manager, 
to whom he said : 

"Ah wants two pianos.'' 

"What do you want two pianos for, my friend?" said the 
manager. 

"Well, sah." said the darkey, "Ise got two suits of clothes, 
hasn't ah, one foh week days and one foh Sundays? And so 
ah wants a piano for week days and one foh Sundays. And I 
tells you Ise got the money to pay fo' 'em." 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Italian-American Bank. 
For the half year ending June 30, 1918, a dividend has been declared at 
the rate of four (4) per cent per annum on all savings deposits, payable on 
and after Monday. July 1. 191s. Dividends not called for will he added to 
the principal and bear the same rate of interest from July 1, 11*18. Money 
deposited on or before July 10, 1918, will earn interest from July 1, 1918. 

A. SBARBOUO, President 
I <thre — Southeast corner Montgomery and Sacramento streets. 
____________ _ 

The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society. 
For the half year ending June .10. 1918, a dividend has been 
the rate of four (4) per cent per annum on all deposits, payable '"i and 
after Monday. July 1. 1918. Dividends not drawn will be added to de- 
positors' accounts, become a part thereof, and will earn dividend from 
July 1, 1918. Deposits made on or before July 10, 1918, will draw interest 
from July 1, 1918. 

J. O. TOBl.v. Assistant Secretary. 
Office — Corner Market, McAllister and Jones Sts. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Union Trust Company of San Francisco. 
For the half-year ending June 30, 1918, a dividend lias been declared at 
i h. rate of Foui mi per cent per annum on Bavlngs deposit* payable on 

an. I after M lay. July l. 1918. Dividends not called for are added t" and 

U ar the same rat.' of Interest as the principal from July 1. lias. 

II. a. i.Aitsit, Cashier, 
junction "i" Market. Giant avenue ami O'Farrell strei t, 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Bank of Italy. 
For the half year ending June 30. 1918, a dividend has been decla 
the rate of four (4) per cent per annum on all savings deposits, payable 
on and after Monday. July 1, 1918. Dividends not called for are added 
to and bear the same rate of interest as the principal from July 1, 1918. 
Money deposited on or before July 10. 1918, will earn Interest from July 1. 
1918. 

A. P. GIANNINI. President. A. PEDRINI. Cashier. 
Office — Southeast corner Montgomery and Clay Sts. Market St. Branch 
— Junction Market. Turk and Mason streets. 



"And now, children, we come to that important country, 

Germany, that is governed by a man called a kaiser," said the 
teacher. "Can any one tell me what a kaiser is? Yes, Willie!"' 
"Please, ma'am, a kaiser is a stream of hot water springin' up 
in the air and disturbing the earth." — Life. 



DR. BYRON IV. HAINES 

DENTIST 

PYORRHEA A SPECIALTY 

Offices-505-507-323 Qeary Street 

PHONE DOUGLAS 2433 



July 6, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



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"I'm hurrying to tell you this," hastens N. W. C. : "A wo- 
man came into our Red Cross branch, looked at the surgical 
dressings, and asked, 'Is all this gauze cauterized?' " — Ex. 

Under a "sketchy little thing'' exhibited by Jones there 

hangs a printed card which bears the words : "Do not touch 
with canes or umbrellas." An appreciative small boy added the 
following postscript: "Take an ax." — Ex. 

From a speech by the Lord Mayor of Dublin: "That 

would be a crying evil, to leave the poor people without milk. 
It would be a wise thing if the Corporation would take the bull 
by the horns and deal with the matter." — Dublin Evening Mail. 

On a birthday anniversary Senator Hoar wrote to Wil- 
liam M. Evarts and congratulated him on his length of years. 
In his reply the aged lawyer said it brought to his mind an old 
lady in New England who had occasion to write to a friend 
about some matter of trifling importance, and when she reached 
the end of the thirteenth page awakened to the fact that she had 
been rather diffuse, and added: "Please excuse my longevity." 
— Boston Journal. 

A crowd was gathering quickly before a restaurant win- 
dow. Each new arrival would crane his neck over those in front 
of him and after one wild yell of surprise would settle down to a 
fascinated scrutiny. Occasionally some one would break away 
from the spell and dash madly into the restaurant. A small man 
who could not see over the mob halted one who was elbowing 
his way through, a. look of disgust on his face. "What's the ex- 
citement?" "Aw, there's a guy eatin' his lunch in there, and 
they've given him two pieces of butter!" — Harper's Monthly 
Magazine. 

A builder and contractor in Philadelphia, who has just 

now a considerable amount of work in hand for the government, 
visited the plant one day and discovered a number of things he 
didn't like. Of one in particular he spoke to his foreman: "I 
have just caught a fellow hanging around smoking during work- 
ing hours. So I ordered them to give him a week's wages and 
told him to clear out." "Yes," said the foreman, with a grin, "I 
know all about it, for I have just seen the man leaving. Why, 
sir, he wasn't employed here — he was merely looking for a 
job!" — Harper's Monthly Magazine. 

. A manufacturing firm offered a prize for the best original 

motto for a pen. An Iowa man promptly sent them: "The pen 
is mightier than the sword," with a request that they would for- 
ward the prize by mail. The head of the house wrote a humor- 
ous reply, asking the claimant if he could prove himself the 
author of the saying. The Iowa man, evidently an honest soul. 
at once responded : "I can't say for certain whether I read it or 
just thought it. I've read McGuffey's Readers and Kidd's Elo- 
cution and the Proverbs in the Bible. If it isn't in those books, 
it is original, and you will please send me the money." — Ex. 



THE FAIRIES HAVE NEVER A PENNY TO SPEND. 
The fairies have never a penny to spend. 

They haven't a thing put by, 
But theirs is the dower of bird and of flower, 

And theirs are the earth and the sky. 
And though you should live in a palace of gold 

Or sleep in a dried-up ditch. 
You could never be poor as the fairies are. 
And never as rich. 

Since ever and ever the world began 

They have danced as a ribbon of flame, 
They have sung their song through the centuries long. 

And yet it is never the same. 
And though you be foolish or though you be wise. 

With hair of silver or gold, 
You could never be young as the fairies are 
And never as old. 

— R. F. in Punch. 



POLITICS BUMPS ON THE INTERROGATION POINT. 

Here is July getting ready to kick the heels of August, and 
Mayor Rolph still gives no signs that he is entertaining the 
slightest interest in the race for the Governorship. With 
Charley Schwab and J. J. Tynan, he has been spending this 
week in helping to float something like 500,000 tons of new 
cargo vessels during the Fourth of July holiday — a mobilizing 
of new ships off the ways that will make a big dent in Ger- 
many's hopes. For some time past one wing of the Palace Hotel 
pollies have argued pro and con that if Fickert jumped into 
the race the Mayor would jump into the running and offset the 
District Attorney's efforts to make capital out of the Mooney 
and other allied labor cases. The principal friends of the 
Mayor have some strong cards to play in his interests, but 
their hands are now bound by instructions from headquarters 
that there's no use trying to warm up the political pot. And 
there you are, with interrogation points hanging over the Mis- 
sion belt. 



FULL VALUE AT TECHAU TAVERN. 

If, as is said, the value of everything is determined by com- 
parison, then it is no wonder that the evening program at 
Techau Tavern ranks high. When one considers the attrac- 
tions that are offered and the very moderate cost at which 
they may be enjoyed, there are few entertainments which can 
compare with those presented at this famous cafe. Take danc- 
ing, as an example. The floor is perfect and the music of the 
Jazz Orchestra wonderfully inspiriting. The singing of the ar- 
tists of the Show Girl Revue corps would make anyone sit up 
and take notice. These talented young women have a most 
comprehensive program of ballads, ragtime and operatic se- 
lections admirably adapted to the individual ability of the sing- 
ers. To hark back to dancing, where, but at the Tavern, do 
ladies receive such costly favors? These are all of silk, and 
include lingerie, blouses, sweaters, stockings, etc., purchased 
from Livingston Bros., the Geary street merchants, and are 
presented at the dinner hour and after the theatre without any 
sort of competition. 



Make Him Say "Uncle" 




Liberty 
Bond 

Statuettes and 
Plaques 

GREAT WAR 
NOVELTIES 



Help Choke the Kaiser 

Sample 50c. A big seller | 2,000, » Bold in 

New York. > Get territory rights now. \\ rite 
right away. Live wire agents, canvassers and 
solicitors \\ anted. 

F. F. CANON, 259 Minna Street 

San Francisco, Cal. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



July 6, 1918 



INSURANCE 



Upton Slingluff. superintendent of the National Surety Com- 
pany's fidelity department, says that a recently published state- 
ment, attributed to a fidelity company official that in twenty 
years he has known of only one embezzlement loss on a man 
bonded after 45 years of age. does not agree with National 
Surety Company experience. He says that approximately 15 
per cent of his company's embezzzlement losses are on men 
over 45 years of age. No age limit exists for men who go 
wrong. Did such a limit exist, employers would long ago have 
recognized it by putting men above it in positions of financial 

trust. The surety business would then be much less hazardous. 

* * * 

An opinion of Attorney-General Tanner of Washington made 
at the request of Insurance Commissioner Fishback, is to the 
effect that a surveying and operating bureau operating under 
the laws of a city, is a public service enterprise, and upon the 
payment of a reasonable fee must serve all applicants, including 
non-board companies, with their advisory rates, even though 

such non-board companies may not adopt such rates. 

* * * 

The men who. under the leadership of Rolla V. Watt, were 
responsible for the large sale of thrift stamps to fire insurance 
men and others in the insurance district during the drive last 
month were: F. M. Branch. Joy Lichtenstein, J. M. Mendall. 
George H. Tyson. H. H. Smith, John C. Dornin. Ben Goodwin, 
William Deans, H. L. Sampson. W. H. Breeding.W. A. Chowen, 
F. C. H. Robbins, A. J. Chapman. Dr. George Merritt, E. Cox- 
head, M. A. Dernham. Albert Ehrgott. J. A. Percy. J. W. Dor- 
sey. Samuel Kahn. A. N. Sears, C. Page. Edwin Parrish, W. B. 

Hopkins and Thomas H. Anderson. 

* * * 

C. B. Sloan & Co.. San Francisco brokerage firm, have lost 
their membership in the Brokers Exchange and been subjected 
to a fine of $250, the result of their conviction by the Board of 
rebating and other serious charges. An appeal has been taken 

and a stay of proceedings granted for two weeks. 

* * * 

H. M. Newhall & Co. announce the removal of their insurance 
department to more extensive quarters on the ground floor of the 
addition to the Newhall Building. 210 Battery at California. 
The firm does a large business in fire, marine and automobile 

insurance. 

* * * 

William M. Klinger. general agent of the automobile depart- 
ment of the London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Company 
and the London and Lancashire Indemity Company for the past 
three years, has tendered his resignation to take effect on the 

30th day of September. 

* * * 

Ward S. Jackson has been appointed a special agent to assist 
State Agent A. M. Lovelace in Washington and the Panhandle 
of Idaho. Before connecting himself with the Associated Un- 
derwriters, Mr. Jackson was with the Oakland local agency of 

Lewis & Mitchell. 

* * * 

E. J. Thomas of the Northwestern Mutual Life. R. L. Stephen- 
son of the Union Central. Geo. B. Shelton of the Manhattan. 
Geo. Leisander of the Guardian and J. 0. Stewart of the Provi- 
dent Life and Trust Company, composed the life insurance 
men's team in the War Savings Stamp drive. Charles E. Skinner 
of the Maryland Assurance Corporation served as chairman of 

the auditing committee. 

« • • 

Raymond C. Gillette, until July 1st with the Law Union and 
Rock and Union Assurance, has accepted an appointment as 
special agent for the Niagara Fire under Manager Parrish, cov- 
ering British Columbia. Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington, 
Idaho and Montana, with headquarters at Spokane. This is the 
territory formerly in charge of J. A. Carlson, who was recently 

appointed executive special at the San Francisco office. 

* * * 

A. M. Shields, general agent of the Equitable Life Assurance 
Society of New York, had the honor of breaking the limit in the 
Limit Club in the War Savings Stamp drive by pledging the 
limit for himself and eight other members of his family. 



The Southern Surety Company has announced its retirement 
from the State of California as of July 1st. The business of 
the company in Southern California has been reinsured by the 
American Bonding of Sioux City, Iowa. H. M. Burgwald of 
Los Angeles, who has been representing the Southern, will 
handle the business of the reinsuring company under the new 
arrangements. 

* » * 

Special Agent E. C. Fotheringham has transferred his al- 
legiance from the Northern Assurance to the Insurance Com- 
pany of North America under Manager James C. Johnston. He 
succeeds Gilman L. Camp, who resigned to enter the aviation 
school at Berkeley. He will cover the Montana field with head- 
quarters at Butte. 

* * * 

John W. Brooks of Alfred M. Best & Co. of New York, has 
been visiting San Francisco for the past week. In the days 
following the fire of 1906. Mr. Brooks was here as an adjuster 
for several companies. He is overcome by the improvements 

made since his last visit. 

* * * 

The Penn Mutual Life office has been moved from the Chron- 
icle building, where it has been established for many years, to 
the ninth floor of the Phelan Building. Ten rooms have been 
engaged and handsomely appointed. The company is repre- 
sented in San Francisco by Duryea & Finley. 

THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 

HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO ESTABLISHED 1867 

SIR EDMUND W»U(B. C. V. 0., IL 0.. D. C. L. President I Paid-up Capital $ 15,000,000 

SIR WIIN AIRO Cuenl Mmiu R ese rve Fund 13,500,000 

«. V. f. WHS tasliil GtKfil Minaccr | Aggregate Resource 344,300,000 

London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 
New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 
Branches in all parts of Canada, Including Yukon Territory 
and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 
SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH— 450 CALIFORNIA STREET 
Bruce Heathcote, Manager 
A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 

Globe & Rutgers Fire Insurance Co. 

OF NEW YORK 

ASSETS ... _ $22,000,000.00 

The Most Progressive Company in the United States 

Fire, Marine, Automobile, Explosion and Tornado 

EDWARD BROWN & SONS, General Agents 
202-204 SANSOME STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.- 



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July 6, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



15 



FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



There are many little developments of the summer fashions 
that are absolutely fascinating. What could be more adorable 
than the wide sun hats made of straw and taffeta interwoven, 
with perhaps a knitting bag to match ? Then, too, the organdie 
hats with their high crowns of taffeta or satin and wee silken 
roses in pastel shades are absolutely bewitching worn with the 
fluffy frock of organdie or voile. One hat of beige colored or- 
gandie had a knife pleated ruffle on the edge of the brim, and 
a narrow grosgrain ribbon of navy blue around the crown, end- 
ing in a saucy flyaway bow. Turbans with flat silken flowers 
veiled in maline make splendid street hats, and here and there 
one sees a hat made entirely of velvet or ribbon to remind us 
that cool days come after hot ones ! 

White shoes, too, are playing their parts. There are the low 
heeled sports shoes with insets of tan or brown or blue, to 
match the costume. There are high heeled slippers of kid, buck- 
skin or canvas suitable for afternoon and evening wear. And 
among the new comers are the linen shoes, some very high — 
as many as fourteen buttons! Of course, white stockings are 
the most appropriate for white footgear, and they can be of 
silk, lisle, cotton and even wool for sport wear. 

The Collarless Dress. 

There are so many of them, these collarless styles. They 
have been a great feature of the French modes, and really the 
simplicity of effect gained by the "straight across" neck is really 
charming. With the extremely simple waist, the skirt that is 





The Collarless Dress in Printed Voile 



The Charm of One-Sided Drapery 



draped seems the most natural. The illustration shows one of 
these fascinating costumes. The buttons on the shoulder add 
a pleasing touch. This is certainly an example of the smart- 
ness of the dress without trimming, for not even a sash is worn. 
though a girdle of soft ribbon could be used if desired. The skirt 
is pleated at the high waistline, and is draped on the side. Any 
of. the soft summer materials could be used for developing this 
design. Voile is particularly good, and soft silk. too. makes up 
charmingly. 

Combinations of Materials. 

This is no new style feature, and yet it is one of the most ef- 
fective of the summer modes. Some of the combinations strike 
us as a trifle queer at first, but they are really interesting, and as 
a rule there is a very good reason behind the seeming inconsis- 
tency. For instance, there are many combinations of Georgette 
crepe and linen. Georgette crepe washes perfectly and keeps 
its dainty appearance far longer than either voile or organdie. 



the two most natural materials to combine with linen. Then, too, 
silk and satin are often used to trim the pique or other cotton 
frock. Printed chiffons have pique or organdie collars and vests 
and the organdie sash with the gingham silk is absolutely be- 
witching. There are stunning separate sports skirts, too, with 
deep pockets of satin, and a wide satin belt on the cotton skirt. 
There seems to be no end to the various and interesting combi- 
nations which one can make. 

Graceful and Becoming. 

There is something particularly graceful about the dress with 
the draped skirt, as I said before, and the model illustrated here 
has many interesting features. The draped collar repeats the 
effect of the skirt. There is just the right amount of fulness in 
the waist, for the back comes forward on the shoulder, forming 
a yoke which holds the soft pleats. The sleeves are very novel, 
half loose, half tight, and tie skirt has the one-sided drapery 
that is so modish this season. The line of the vest, too, is a 
becoming one, and altogether the whole effect is pleasing. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



July 6, 1918 




R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

The man that is undecided as to what the future business 
prospects are in California should take his motor car to a trip 
through the vacation country and observe who they are that are 
enjoying a summer outing 

He will find this year that conditions have changed that the 
only people who are in the country are the older generation 
resting in the even tide of life, or mothers with their little ones, 
who are devocing their energy to bringing up future men and 
women. The boys and girls who have reached the age where 
they can be useful are not to be found. 

This was the condition found by one of the automobile ad- 
vertising concerns, who last week went out through the vaca- 
tion country to write up the roads and picture the beautiful 
spots. 

In previous years it was always possible to get plenty of 
young girls to pose around the car. This year there was not a 
one to be found, and when inquiry was made, not only of the 
resort managers, but the dealers that handle this particular car, 
in the towns visited, had but the one answer to the request for 
some young girls to help out the picture and that was. "They 
are all working."' 

Lots of them can be found on Saturday afternoon and Sun- 
day, but the rest of the week is as quiet as the closed season 
of the winter time. 

There is only one deduction to be made from this condition, 
and that is the United States has its coat off, its sleeves rolled 
up deep in honest toil. It means that everybody is earning 
something, and it means that money is circulating, which is the 
equivalent to prosperity. 

While a large amount of this money earned will be loaned 
to the Government to carry on the war, yet a goodly portion 
will be retained for necessity and a little luxury. 

This money retained is the life-blood of business, and when 
so much of it is being accumulated as the result of universal 
work nothing but good times must prevail. 
* * * 

If anyone has had any doubts about the commercial future 
of the country, especially in San Francisco, they have but to 
let their minds dwell on the result of the recent thrift stamp 
drive. 

San Francisco has answered every demand of Uncle Sam to 
go "Over the Top." and when this last call came right on the 
heels of the big Red Cross drive there was little doubt ex- 
pressed even by some of the best optimists. 

San Francisco had hardly had a chance to rest before this 
last call came, and on the night of the 28th. when it was re- 
ported that San Francisco had made good again, there was a 
smile on every one's face. 

No matter how willing the spirit might be, if the where- 
withal was not there we should have been commercially. We 
had the ammunition and the spirit to do. and we did. 

• • * 

There is but one deduction from the two foregoing com- 
mercial incidents to be made concerning the motor car in this 
section of the country. It is that we are enjoying an abundance 
of prosperity. That we are all working, and to keep this work 
up to the highest efficiency the motor vehicle is a necessity. 

Wherever a thing is a necessity there you will find a good 
market, for its sale and this market is to be found right here 
today in San Francisco. 

The conservative production by the motor vehicle factories 
means in the face of this increased demand by the enlarged 



operations that there will be a scarcity very shortly of all 
classes of motor vehicles. 

This can be seen when one considers the fact that the factory 
production will not be more than 75 per cent than normal to 
supply a demand that has already shown that it will overrun 
normal fully 50 per cent. 

The man that needs or must have a motor car and purchases 
today is like the wise virgin who kept oil in her lamp. 

• • • 

George S. Grant, in charge of the touring bureau of the Cali- 
fornia State Automobile Association, has been advised by the 
district engineer of the California State Highway Commission 
at Willits that they are going to open a stretch of highway from 
Cummings to Garberville July 1st. This will make a wonderful 
improvement on the trip to Eureka, as it will abolish the use of 
Rattlesnake grade. At the present time they have a large crew 
of men working between Willits and Cummings, and there is 
no question but what this road will be in good condition by that 
time. They also have a large force working between Marinda 
and Garberville, so that by July 1st this whole section will be 
in good condition. 

The road from Chinquapin to Glacier Point will open July 
25th. The Tioga road will open on July 15th. 

The valley line from San Francisco to Los Angeles is in ex- 
cellent condition at the present time, and it is not necesary for 
motorists to detour from Baileys to Elizabeth Lake, thence to 
Saugus over the Bouquet Canyon. Motorists should take the 
ridge route. Since the opening of the four-mile detour on the 
southern end of the ridge route most of the travel is using this 
route in preference to the Bouquet Canyon. The ridge is still 
a trifle rough and it is necessary to take the four and a half mile 
detour at the northern end. This detour is somewhat rough, 
but otherwise in good condition. 

The road from Angels Camp via Calaveras Big Trees to 
Markleville and Lake Tahoe was opened on June 25th. 

The road from Yosemite Valley to the Tuolumne Meadow is 
not open yet. 

At the present time the road between Watsonville and Castro- 
ville is closed, and it is necessary to detour from Watsonville 
to Santa Rita via Dumbarton. 

* * * 

The construction company in charge of the State highway 
work between Denman's and Penngrove has completed its con- 
tract and the stretch of highway is now open for traffic. The 
completion of this section of the highway shortens the distance 
to Penngrove and does away with the old detour via Corona 

and the Hill road. 

• * * 

When the crankshaft on being turned over shows a steady, 

but unusual resistance, it very probably means that there is a 

deposit of gummy substance under the piston rings, and this 

should be removed. An ounce or two of kerosene injected into 

the cylinders through the spark plug opening, after which the 

engine is run with the ignition wire to the particular cylinder 

under treatment disconnected, will loosen the gum and permit 

its ejection. 

» * * 

In drilling a hole through a bolt, so as to make it possible 
to use a cotter pin. it frequently happens that the threads are 
injured, so that it is difficult to put the nut on. This may be 
obviated by first running the nut well up on the bolt and then 
drilling the hole for the cotter pin. After the hole is made back 
the nut off and in passing over the place operated on, the nut 
will restore the thread. This applies also to sawing or cutting 

off a bolt, which is likely similarly to injure the threads. 

• • • 

The use of split rivets instead of the solid type makes the 
operation of relining the brakes very much simpler. The rivets 
are inserted so that the heads are against the metal bands. The 
split end is opened out and skins into the lining. A round steel 
bar inserted in the jaws of the vise makes an ideal tool for 
spreading the split rivets in place. 

• * * 

Some car owners are like the boy who shined the front of his 
shoes and forgot about the heels. They'll make a stab at keep- 
ing the body in fair shape and let the top take care of itself. 
Dust and dirt accumulate, the sun helps out some, and finally 



July 6, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



17 



the material turns grayish. Look down on passing cars from an 
office window, and the number that are shabby will surprise 

you. A little attention would stop that deterioration. 

* • * 

Most car owners assume that paint is used on the car simply 
for appearance sake. Not so. Paint protects the surface below 
it from various ills, from rusting or corrosion, when it is metal. 
The wise car owner will not allow the paint about his vehicle 
to chip off and the surface below to be exposed to the ele- 
ments. An ounce of touching up with paint is worth a pound 

of parts renewals. 

* * * 

In making carburetor adjustments, an operation the owner 
usually performs when the engine is cold, the new adjustment 
should be given a chance to prove itself before another change 
is made. That is, after making a change the engine should be 
run for a couple of miles, even if it misfires at the beginnning 
while it is cold. It may be that after it has warmed up to nor- 
mal temperature the new adjustment will prove a thorough try- 
out. 

When it is necessary to insert lubricant between the leaves 
of the springs, release the clips and stay bolts and jack up the 
frame, so that the weight of the car is removed from the spring 
being treated. This spreads the leaves just enough to allow 
the lubricant to be inserted and yet does not injure the parts, 

as hammering them open with a cold chisel is likely to do. 

* * * 

E. G. Gaffney, an old horseman, has been placed in charge 
of an automobile agency in the East. He hadn't been in his 
new position a week before he wrote his sales manager that a 
customer's car had been hit by a truck with the result that his 
"nigh rear fender was smashed." And the manager, an old 
horseman himself, knew which fender it was. Do you? 

* • • 

Senior Highway Engineer W. H. Lynch of the United States 
Bureau of Public Roads last week began a survey of road con- 
ditions in Sonoma county with the idea in mind of developing 
a comprehensive county good roads plan. Lynch was called into 
Sonoma county by the Board of Supervisors, which is made 
up of Messrs. Weise of Glen Ellen, Doss of Petaluma, Cun- 
ningham of Windsor, Goddard of Healdsburg and Charles of 
Cazadero, the latter being chairman of the board, and will 
make a traffic study of the county and recommend a road sys- 
tem to meet such needs as his investigations will develop. 

In his work he is co-operating with County Surveyor M. P. 

Youker and will devote six weeks or two months to his survey. 

* * * 

The valley route from San Francisco to Los Angeles is in 
excellent condition, according to the California Automobile As- 
sociation, and no detour is now necessary from Baileys to Eliza- 
beth lake, then to Saugus over Boquet canyon. 

Since the opening of the four-mile detour on the northern end 
of the Ridge route most of the travelers are using this route in 
preference to Bouquet canyon. 

The Ridge is in good condition, but a trifle rough. 



AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 



BANK OF 
NEW SOUTH WALES 



IESTsIBUSHED lSn> 



Paid-up Capital 

UesiTve Fund 

Reserve Liability of 
Proprietor! 

Ag-gregate A^ 
pt. 1917 




$19,524,300.00 

- 14,375,000.00 

- 19.524.300.00 
$53,423,600.00 

$285,767,140.00 



J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

831 BRANCHES and AGENCIES in the Australian StatM. New Zealand. 
Fiji. Papua, ( New Guinea*, and London. The Bank transacts even 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 

Credits Arranged. 



Head I 
CEORGI STREET, >ir>\M 



I ..ll.l.T. I 

I Mill V1INH l>l I -I HI I I 



STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE 

BANK OF ITALY 

SAVINGS COMMERCIAL TRUST 

HEAD OFFICE, SAN FRANCISCO 

June 29. 1918 

RESOURCES 

First Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . $28,038,179.48 

Other Loans (Collateral and Personal) - 24,676,728.63 

Banking Premises, Furniture, Fixtures and Safe 

Deposit Vaults (Head Office and Branches) 2,576,665.34 

Other Real Estate 225.054 60 

Customers' Liability Under Letters of Credit 1,667,351.00 

Customers' Liability Account Acceptances 

bought and sold 153, 356. 80 

Other Resources 454,637.83 

United States, State, Municipal and 

Other Bonds - - $13,431,855.34 

CASH and due from Banks 12,203,262. 51 25,635,117.85 
Total - - - $83,427,091.53 
LIABILITIES 
Capital Paid Up $ 5.000.000.00 

Surplus $ 1,250,000.00 

Undivided Profits • - - 479,436.91 1,729,436.91 

Dividends Unpaid 143,978.50 

Letters of Credit 1,667,351.00 

Contingent Liability Account Acceptances 

bought and sold 153,356.80 

DEPOSITS 74,732,968.32 

Total - - $83,427,091.53 

A. P. Giannini and A. Pedrini. beincc each separately duly sworn 
each for himself, says that said A. P. Giannini is President and that 
said A. Pedrini is Cashier of the Bank of Italy, the Corporation 
above mentioned, and that every statement contained therein is 
true of our own knowledge and belief. 

A. P. GIANNINI 
A. PEDRINI 
Subscribed and sworn to before me tlits 29th day of June. 1918. 

THOMAS S. BURNBS, Notary Public. 

The Story of Our Growth 

As shown by a Comparative Statement of Our Resources 

DECEMBER 81. 1904 ...--.-.. I28l>,«86.97 

DECEMBER 31. 1«*06 $1,899,947.28 

DECEMBER :!1, 1908 12,674,004.9(1 

DECEMBER 31, 1910 $6,539,861.49 

DECEMBER 31, 1912 $11,228,814.56 

DECEMBER 31, 1914 $18,030,401.59 

DECEMBER 31, 1916 - - - $39,805,995.24 
DECEMBER 31, 1917 - $77,473,152.79 

JUNE 29, 1918 - $83,427,091.53 

NUMBER OF DEPOSITORS 

June 30, 1917 104,250 June 29, 1918 144,509 

Savings Deposits Made on or Before July 10, 1918, Will 
Earn Interest From July 1, 1918. 



The Superior Court for San Francisco has granted thii Corporation permission to change ils name to 
The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society, and ihe Supcnntcndent of Banks and Secre- 
tary of State have issued the necessary certificates authorizing this to be done. As soon as these proceed- 
ings are legally effective, the change will be immediately made, of which our depositors, stockholders and 
the public generally will be duly advised. 



^ e German Savings & Loan Society 

(An American Corporation chartered by the State of California in 1868) 
SAVINGS COMMERCIAL 

526 California Street San Francisco, Cal. 

Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco 

MISSION BRANCH. Mission and 21st Streets 

PARK-PRESIDIO DISTRICT BRANCH, Clement and 7th Ave. 

HAIGHT ST. BRANCH, Haight and Belvedere Streets 

June 30. 1918. 

Ass. Is . 

ta 66.1 . 

: mda 

■ Fund 

Number ol 60,964 



The Superior Court for San Francisco has granted lhi» Corporation permission to change ill name to 
The San Francisco Saving's and Loan Society, and ihr Superintendent of Banks and Secre- 
tary of Slate haw issued the necessary certificates authoruma this to be done. As soon as these proceed- 
rags are legally effective, the change will be immediately made, of which our depositors, stockholders and 
the pubkc generally will be duly advised. 

DIVIOEND NOTICE. 
Humboldt Savings Bank. 
For the h.r 
at the rate of four nnurn on all saving* deposits, i 

on and after V 
and hear tb< principal from July 1. ISIS. 

ir. t\ Ki.KVF.SAiu.. Cashier. 

i r Fourth. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
French-American Bank of Savings (Savings Department) 
For the half year ending Ju- 
at the rate of four 
after Monday. Jul 

Office— 108 Sutter str. 



■I* 



18 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 6, 1918 



A tire should be first inflated to the proper pressure and then 
tested from time to time to ascertain that the air pressure is up 
to the standard necessary for a tire of the size used when sup- 
porting its maximum weight. If the pressure has decreased 
the cause may be readily discovered. The seat of the valve 
plug may not be perfectly clean, causing a leak at that point, or 
if the rubber washer at the base of the valve cap is displaced 
the air will gradually escape. Then again if pinchers were used 
in tightening the valve parts the screw threads may be dam- 
aged, causing a leak. 

* * * 

One thing every automobile owner should learn is how to 
stop a skid. When he feels the back of his car skidding, if he 
will turn the steering wheel immediately in the direction of the 
skid, he will find that it will cause the car to rotate in the op- 
posite direction. With a little practice this swing of the steer- 
ing wheel will become almost automatic when the car begins 

to skid. 

» * * 

The car owner is frequently confronted with the job of re- 
moving a stud bolt that is so inaccessibly located that it is im- 
possible to get at it with an ordinary wrench. In these circum- 
stances, file a slight trench on each of two sides of the stud's 
head, just deep enough for an ordinary open-end wrench to 
grasp the head snugly. Then turn this wrench, which projects 
above, with a monkey wrench and the stud will come out with- 
out difficulty. 

* * * 

"Like other great inventions, the mission of the automobile 
is to save time," says W. L. Hughson of the KisselKar. 

"It has put human activities on a speed basis, and if it were 
to be abolished tomorrow the world's business could not be car- 
ried on as rapidly, efficiently and economically. It has not only 
'efficiencyized' every branch of commercial, industrial and gov- 
ernmental America, but it has revolutionized home life and 

given us all a better understanding of healthy and clean living." 

* * * 

Prest-O-Lite is the oldest service to automobile owners 

in America. It supplies a universal battery service of expert 
character, and places that service at the disposal of all car 
owners, no matter what cars they drive, or what batteries they 
use. Learn to lean on Prest-O-Lite Service. It will make your 
battery a better battery. Earl P. Cooper. 28 Oak street. 
* * * 

There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



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Little Causes Bask of 
Battery Trouble 

A little too much cranking. 

A little lack of distilled water. 

A little looseness in battery con- 
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A little less charging then battery 
health requires. 

All are little, but any one may 
grow quickly to the point where 
the starter, dimmed lights, and 
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Ask, too, about the Still Better 
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the "Bone Dry" principle that is 
your absolute assurance of getting 
a battery as new as the day it 
left the factory. 

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July 6. 1918 



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Ij^lNfl NCIAU 



Frank G. Drum, president of the 
Drum Explains Pacific Gas and Electric Company. 

Position of P. G. & E. in discussing the condition of the 
company with relation to the possi- 
bilities of resumption of dividends on the common stock in 
the pamphlet report for 1917, just issued, makes it clear that 
v/ith operating costs as high as at present this will depend upon 
the company being able to obtain higher remuneration for its 
services. He says that in 1916, when conditions were fairly 
normal, the company demonstrated its capacity to earn on an 
income yielding no more than a fair return on the fair value of 
the property, not only the 5 per cent dividend, which was estab- 
lished at the beginning of the year, but such reserves as were re- 
quired to be maintained out of income. Increased costs, he says, 
which all utilities have encountered, coupled with the fact that 
regulated rates were not advanced, brought about a situation by 
which the whole burden has been thrown entirely on the stock- 
holders. 

Continuing. Drum says : "The public, paying the same rates 
that prevailed in 1916 and prior thereto, shared no part of this 
burden, and gas and electricity are today probably the only 
manufactured commodities of every-day use in the territory 
served by the company that have not advanced in response to 
higher production costs. Your board is fully alive to the just 
claims of its common stockholders, and is doing every thing in 
its power to bring about a rectification of the present abnormal 
conditions and the restoration of the common stock to a divi- 
dend basis as coon as warranted by the earnings and general 
financial conditions." 



The most unsettled influence in the market situation ap- 
pears to be the uncertainty connected with the bill to increase 
the war revenue. Mr. McAdoo. having given notice that for the 
fiscal year beginning on July 1st he will require $24,000,000,000, 
has brough public attention the probability that war taxes will 
bear most heavily upon the great industrial corporations of the 
country. They may, it is feared, prove so burdensome as to re- 
move many of the corporations from classification as profit- 
making institutions. This would, of course, encourage sales by 
security holders as stocks and bonds would be effected for sim- 
ilar reasons. For this reason there appears a disposition for 
investors to look with greater favor upon railroad securities than 
upon the industrials. 



Frank B. Anderson has left for New York on business 

connected with the Bank of California, of which he is presi- 
dent. He will be absent from this city about one month, and 
in the course of his visit it was said that he would discuss the 
affairs of the United Railroads with the controlling interests in 
New York and elsewhere. 



The various members of the Associated Savings Banks 

of San Francisco as well as commercial banks having savings 
departments announce the continuance of the 4 per cent per 
annum interest rate on savings deposits. New York banks gen- 
erally are now paying 4 per cent on savings deposits, and it is 
believed that money for commercial requirements will command 
a higher rate after the war, due to all attendant conditions. 



Norman Collyer, chief clerk in executive offices of the 

Southern Pacific Company, left for Washington to assist in 
mobilizing the country's schools and colleges behind the army. 
Collyer will occupy a responsible position with the Committee 
on Education and Special Training recently created in the War 
Department. 



A dispatch from Geneva reached here over the E. F. 

Hutton & Co. wire to the effect that the German mark had 
depreciated to a parity in value with the French franc on the 
Swiss Exchange, and that marks were quoted lower than at any 



time within a period of fifteen months. The normal value of the 
mark is almost 25 cents, and the normal value of the franc is 
almost 20 cents in gold. 



OUR SAILORS 
ARE GIVING 
THEIR LIVES 

To keep open the road to France. 

Our soldiers are going "over there" willing to make the 
supreme sacrifice for the preservation of American ideals 
— American Liberties— to rid the world of the curse of 
Military Autocracy. 

Their sacrifices are for you. You owe them something 
more than a cheer — something more than a sentimental 
endorsement. 

You owe them the support of your money. You can dis- 
charge your obligations at a profit. 

BUY WAR SAVINGS STAMPS. 

Save something each day to invest in the next issue of 
LIBERTY BONDS. 

We will help you help your country. 

THE ANGLO & LONDON PARIS NATIONAL BANK 
of San Francisco 



When You Think of Photographs 
Remember the House of 

HARTSOOK 

Twelve Studios in California 

41 Grant Avenue 

San Francisco, Cal. 



City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street; 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions ami in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
bank Bidg., 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 3678. 

NOTARY PUBLIC. 
Martin Aronsohn. Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St, 
clsco. Cal. Phone l>ouglas 601. 



legal 
above Bush, San Fran- 



ATTORNEYS- AT- LAW. 
Samuel M. Shortridge, Attorney-at-1-aw, Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Sutter 36. 

OLD HAMPSHIRE BOND ^'""tf.^a %"£„. 

The Standard Paper for Business Stationery. "Made a little better than 
seems necessary." The typewriter papers are sold in attractive and dur- 
able boxes containing live hundred perfect sheets, plain or marginal ruled. 
'Che manuscript covers are sold In similar boxes containing one hundred 
sheets. 

Order through your printer or stationer, or, If so desired, we will seni 
* sample book showing the entire line. 

BLAKE, MOFFITT & TOWNE 

Established 1855 
37-45 FIRST STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



1866 OUR FIFTY-SECOND YEAR 1918 

LA GRANDE & WHITES LAUNDRY CO. 

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San Francisco News Letter 



July 6, 1918 



UBB^MfeTABLE 




"When a Man Commutes." 

Since the commuter is bound to be a joke anyway. Alan Dale 

is one of those who is clever enough to capitalize the joke for 

prospective dividends, which in his case are reasonably certain. 

He does this through a book of short sketches on various phases 

of suburban life. H. B. Martin adds to the fun with chapter 

headings and a frontispiece. It is hardly necessary to catalog 

the experiences of the communter in his land hunger, building, 

struggles with the servant problem, week-end guests, garden 

and lawn perplexities, etc. They are all here and treated as 

highly as the typical Tommy in the trenches treats his most 

serious casualties. Some sober-minded people might charge 

the author with exaggeration of the problems environing him, 

but the average reader will probably be content to read and 

laugh. 

$1.25 net. Dodd. Mead & Company. 
* * * 

"The Statue in the Woods.'' 

Out of a highly conventional and daringly utilized episode, 
Richard Pryce, in "The Statue in the Wood" weaves the filmy 
fabric of a delicate romance which is made the opportunity for 
a deep searching of a woman's heart. While most of Mr. 
Pryce*s novels reveal his liking for a close examination of 
feminine subtleties and emotions, he has not. heretofore, so 
completely stripped his theme of non-essentials or revealed 
such singleness of purpose. At the beginning he lays himself 
open to the charge that his heroine's infatuation is both precipi- 
tate and mysterious. But it must be understood that it is his 
endeavor to analyze the impulses and behavior of this woman 
under the good of unrequited love; and who shall point out 
the dividing line between infatuation and love? Mr. Pryce 
cleverly evades the woman of the present and selects a heroine 
from the crinoline period. Ann Forrester is the young widow of 
a man many years her senior. After ten years of placid mar- 
ried life, which have left her emotions unstirred, she returns to 
her dead husband's beautiful manor in the English country. 
Here she comes in close touch with Timothy Coram, her estate 
manager; and ultimately her restlessness and indefinite longing 
crystalize in the sudden coming knowledge that she loves him. 

$1.50 net. Houghton, Miflin, Boston. 

The Making of a Scout. 

Captain Knyvett. author of " 'Over There" with the Austral- 
ians,'' (Scribner's). said it was foreordained that he should be 
a scout. He found his vocation in the following manner : "In 
that camp I never was guilty of returning except after hours 
and I never was caught, even when extraordinary precautions 
were taken to get the delinquents. I got my best training in 
scouting in dodging the pickets who patrolled the outside of 
the camp. I have climbed trees, got into hollow logs, and 
played 'possum in gullies to escape them. From this camp I 
was drafted into the intelligence section and specialized train- 
ing. That has been my work all the time overseas, and I have 
had harder work dodging Fritz's sentries than those pickets." 

* * * 

Making Men, Not Machines. 

One of the chief objects of the physical drill is to instill into 
the men a buoyant enthusiasm. The physical drill affords an op- 
portunity for the instructor to lift his men out of themselves and 
make them not only stronger and more alert as individuals, but 
happier, healthier, more enthusiastic as a group, be it of citi- 
zens or soldiers. Physical drill, properly used, is an essential 
element in the making of good soldiers and better citizens. And 
it should be given by men of character, ability, mentality and 
discernment, men who can be held up as an example of every- 



thing that a man should be. — Capt. Wilbur, U. S. A., in The 

Koehler Method of Physical Drill. Lippincott Company. 
* * * 

One of the best things in July Nautilus (Holyoke, Mass.). is 
"Responsibility the Power Developer," by Dr. Orison Swett 
Marden, in which he shows how the battle-fields of France and 
Belgium are unlocking vast reserves of human power in the 
young men of America ; and how those of us who stay at home 
may apply the same principles of power development in ways 
of peace. Another unique article in that number is "A Natural 
Proof of Immortality," which should prove a source of comfort 
to thousands of individuals at the present time. 

* * m 

Herbert Adams Gibbons, author of "The New Map of Eu- 
rope," etc., is lecturing through France on America and our 
participation in the war at the instance of the French Ministry 
of Foreign Affairs. He has spent a good part of the spring con- 
tinually on the road, in Normandy and in the three departments 
of southeastern France. 



When his subjects ask him for food all the Kaiser can 

answer is: "Cheer up! The wurst is yet to come." — New York 
Evening Sun. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets. 



The New 
Poodle Dog 

Hotel and Restaurant 

At Corner 

Polk and Post 

STREETS 
San Francisoo 

Phone: 

Franklin 2960 




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A REAL BOHEMIAN 50c DINNER 

With Beverage 

$1 OD Saturday AT THE Ct 1 AA Saturday 

■'■■'-"-' and Sunday FAMOUS ~p ±.\J\J and Sunday 

BOLOGNA RESTAURANT 

240 Columbus Ave. Blsln. Proprietor San Francisco 

You Will Find this Place Like Home Dancing Every Night 6-1. 

PHONE SUTTER 8825 



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BERGEZ-FRANK'S 

Old POODLE-DOG Co. 

HOTEL AND RESTAURANT 
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EVERY EVENING 

•115-421 Bu.h Si.. San Francuco (Above Kearny) Exchange. DoucL- - 111 



California Cafe 



PRIVATE DINING 

ROOM FOR LADIES 

BAKERY AND LUNCH HOUSE 

45-47 Powell Street— No. 1. Phone Douglas 1834 

CALIFORNIA DAIRY LUNCH— 37 Powell Street 

1515 Fillmore Street— No. 2. Phone West 5845 

12 to 18 Sacramento Street— No.3. Phone Kearny 1848 

Oakland— 1122 Broadway— No. 4. Phone Oakland 1624 



Patronize Home Industry 



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SPARKLING WINES 
DRY AND SWEET WINES 



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The Superior Court for San Francisco has granted this Corporation permission to change its 
name to The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society, and the Superintendent 
of Banks and Secretary of State have issued the necessary certificates authorizing this to be done. 
As soon as these proceedings are legally effective, the change will be immediately made, of 
which our depositors, stockholders and the public generally will be duly advised. 



ONE-HUNDRED AND FIRST 

HALF YEARLY REPORT OF 

The German Savings and Loan Society 

(AN AMERICAN CORPORATION CHARTERED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN 1868) 
SAVINGS (Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco) COMMERCIAL 

826 CALIFORNIA STREET 

ALSO HAVING BRANCH OFFICES AT 

S. E. Cor. MISSION and TWENTY-FIRST Sts. 
S. W. Cor. CLEMENT St. and SEVENTH Ave. 
and S. W. Cor. HAIGHT and BELVEDERE Sts. 

FOR THE RECEIPT AND PAYMENT OF DEPOSITS ONLY 
SAN FRA.NCISCO, CALIFORNIA 

SWORN STATEMENT 

of the condition and value of the Assets and Liabilities of THE GER- 
MAN SAVINGS AN! i LOAN SOCIETY, doing its principal business at 
No, 52t> California Street, in the City of Kiin Francisco, state of California, 
= i 1 1. 1 where said Assets are situated on .Tune 29, 1.918: 



ASSETS 
1—J2,657,850.00 I'nited Slates Registered I per cent Bonds 

due 1925, including Liberty B Is of Three 

Issues, valued at 2,787,850.00 

2,790,000.00 State of New York I per Cent and City of 
New York I 1 , percent Registered Bonds, val- 
ued at 2,671,550.00 

Of the above Bonds $3,790,000.00 are kept 
in a Safe in the Vault of and rented from the 
New York Stock Exchange Building Company 
in New York City. 

1,359,000.00 State of California !'■■ percent i I pei cent 

Bonds, valued at 1,335,700.00 

3,394,000.00 County Bonds, principally E per cent issues. 

valued at 3,457,420.00 

1,611,592.00 City of San Francisco 6 pel cent Bonds and 

Other City Issues, valued at 1,580,996.00 

2,588,500.00 Miscellaneous Railroad, Cable- and Street 
Railway, Light and other Corporal Bonds, 

valued at 2,351,605.00 



$14,400,942.00 



Total value $14,185,121.00 



LIABILITIES 

1 -Ti> Depositors: The Corporation i wes Deposits untlng 

tu $55, 

2 — To Stockholders: The i unt of Capital Stock actually 

paid up i 

'ii liii.in i.r s.ii.i liability in stockhold' n Is I 

mi part el tie uuiniini can be paid to them, or in ans ■■■ ■ 

be withdrawn, exct pi In pa) ii ol losses during the ex- 

i the < lorporatton, nor until all i ■> posltors shall 

have been paid In full the amoun! ol d de- 

clared dividends. 

:: — Tu Depositors and Stock! 

ai The Resei ire F i 2 

bi The Contingent Fund 

The condition nf said Funds is, thai the same have 
created for the purpost 
posltors agalnsl 

i:k nn ac in subset Iptlon to 

ill* 1 1 v I. nan 

1 1 $59 



775.507.86 
000,000.00 



200,000.00 
86.030.34 



Standing on the books at either par or bek)w par, at $13,627,748.46 

- Pr Essdry Notes .secured by first lien on Real Estate, 

within this stale, the states of Oregon, Washington, Utah 

and Nevada 37.472,264.73 

S — Miscellaneous United states Liberty, Raili I, Stn I 

way, Municipal and other Corporation Bonds and Certifi- 
cates pledged to the Societj for 763.346.33 

I Bans Buildings and Lots, Including Vaults, Furniture and 
Fixture- of Print [pal and Branch offices, the value of all of 

w In. h is $600,000.00. standing on the B IS n 1.00 

5- luiiei Real Estate, the value of which is $180,000.00, stand- 
ing on the Books at 1.00 

t. Employees' Pension Fund. $284,897.17. mainly vested In 6 

percent Bonds, standing on the Books at 1.00 

7— Cash In United States Gold and Bill 

In its own vaults and with the I k 7,534,262.68 

Total $59,397,625.20 



JOHN A. BUCK, 
President of The German Savings and ' 

GEO. TOURNY 
Manager of The German Savings and ty. 

STATE ' F CALIFORNIA / 

City and County of s.tn Francisco * 

JOHN A. BUCK and GEO. TOURNY. being each separately duly 
each for hlmeslf. - lent and 

that said tie... Tournj is Manager of The G 

- true. 

in a BUCK, 
TOURNY 
Subscribed and svrorn t< this _':'th dt 

CHAS. F DU1SBNBERO. Notary Public. 



The Superior Court for San Francisco has granted this Corporation permission to change its 
name to The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society, and the Superintendent 
of Banks and Secretary of State have issued the necessary certificates authorizing this to be done. 
As soon as these proceedings are legally effective, the change will be immediately made, of 
which our depositors, stockholders and the public generally will be duly advised. 




REMOVAL NOTICE 

Hartmann Motor Sales Agency have moved to their new 

building 1910-1912 Van Ness Avenue, between 

Washington and Jackson Sts., San Francisco, Cal. 

Telephone Prospect 227. 

A Complete Line of Apperson 
Anniversary Models on Display 



OFFER WANTED 



A Rare Opportunity 
Worth S500 Per Acre 



A Walnut Grove Near San Jose 

FOR SALE 

CJ 1 ,000 Franquette and Mayette Walnut 

trees, four years old, planted on 26 acres. 
•I One mile from Almaden Road, six miles 

from San Jose. 
€fl Perfect climate, lovely situation and good 

roads. 
•J When in full bearing Walnuts are the 

most profitable of all crops. 
^ Six acres are planted in grapes. This 

crop pays for cultivating the 26 acres. 

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San Francisco, Cal. 



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Kultur will be excess baggage at the forthcoming peace 

discussions. 

A country worth fighting for is a country worth saving 

for — so buy Thrift Stamps. 

Lucky Creel must have grinned up his sleeve when Con- 
gress gave him a vindication vote. 

The draft age limit is something that a patriot can al- 
ways find a way to get over and do his bit. 

Don't judge every family tree by the war bread it ripens ; 

there's such a thing as camouflaging camouflage. 

Two Huns deserted to the American lines this week — 

the first sign of the forthcoming cry of "safety first." 

Age is now in a period when pulses seem to quicken and 

each old hen wears clothes she thinks she will look chic in. 

Kaisermania, the last threat of the world's debacle, is 

being prepared for the autopsy table of the allied nations. 

If the vegetable garden in your back yard isn't growing 

its because you haven't been hit by that pickpocket, the high 
cost of living. 

If the dollar keeps on shrinking at its present rate the 

eagle on the back will be reduced to a squawk — on the fellow 
that owns it. 

The new "Boulevard Wilson" in Paris leads to the right 

kind of Democracy that makes for permanent peace through- 
out the world. 

The pessimists in this country are gradually becoming 

mummified and tucked into oblivion, buried in the dust of their 
rotting ideas. 

A few more processions of patriotism, as that on the 

Fourth of July, in this city, will blaze a way for Democracy 
girdling the world. 

The fuel Administration has asked the people of the 

country to burn wood wherever possible. Why not use up the 
wooden heads of the pacifists ? 

The Senate is deadlocked over the proposal to increase 

the government minimum price of wheat to $2.50 — truly the 
farmer has his day in profiteering. 

The launching of over 10,000.000 tons of added vessels 

to the United States marine on last Fourth of July was an awful 
stab at the dreams of the Kaiser. 



Of course our country's best resources are its women and 

naturally such resources must be husbanded. Walk up, you new 
recruits; all the girls are waiting. 

The drumming of the riveters on the hundreds of ships 

now being constructed in this country must make a thundering 
din in the ears of the rattled kaiser. 

Grub situation in Hunland must be rather desperate when 

the owners of dachhunds dare not take them out for an airing 
without camouflaging them as caterpillars. 

Estimate the divorcee by her court records not by her 

aspirations for these like her troubles, in this day of war be- 
tween the sexes, belong in her powder bag. 

Their regular report of the late Czars demise is likely to 

takes its place in history with that late lamentable hero — "Down 
Went McGinty to the Bottom of the Sea" etc — . 

Evidently the disturbed burglar, who in anger threw an 

alarm clock at his awakening victim, thought it was time to 
change the denouement instead of the pocket money of the resi- 
dent. 

The shooting of Prussian officers sent into Russia by the 

kaiser to reorganize that country seems to indicate that the wal- 
loped and bruised bear is beginning to wake up with martial 
intentions. 

President Wilson's speech on July Fourth, in which he 

defined the United States Peace Ultimatum without compromise, 
will gradually spike the guns of the obsessed kaiser and his 
kaiserlings, the German people. 

For more than a century the Fourth of July has been 

America's exclusive holiday to celebrate a victorious Demo- 
cracy. A number of the nations of the world climbed into the 
band wagon this year which indicates that the sentiment of our 
Fourth of July is slowly encircling the earth. 

Roosevelt has withdrawn his Nobel prize of $40,000, 

which he donated to the former Austrian peace commission, 
and is now going to have it distributed among the Y. M. C. A. 
and other organizations aiding our soldiers. Hard luck sticks 
to the dragging heels of staggering Austria. 

In the wild blaze of all the excitement littering the globe 

let us pause for one brief moment to chronicle in the archives of 
this wonderful month of July. 1918, that the San Francisco base- 
ball club has staggered up from tail enders to third place. 
Heroes like them fellers can never die while pay-day lasts. 

Here's a pitiful wail from the Cologne Volkzeitung: 

"The lamentable introduction of English words into our beauti- 
ful Teutonic language could be multiplied into the infinite, for 
there is not a single department of German life which they have 
not invaded. German people pray. O, pray, do honor to your 
own glorious German mother tongue and uproot the vapid Eng- 
lish from your memory." Evidently Hunland is paying its re- 
spects to America and England for kicking the German language 
out of Great Britian and America. 




EDITORIAL MENTION 




Our New District 
Industry Board. 



Details of the recent appointment of 
President Koster as organizer of the 
Nineteenth District of the Resources 
and Conversion Section of the War 
Industries Board and the work to be carried out in connection 
with the appointment was the subject of a meeting held 
recently in the assembly room of the local Chamber of Com- 
merce. The conference was attended by representatives of the 
three states included in this Nineteenth Region representing 
California. Nevada and Arizona. This territory will be sub- 
divided into sub-regions with Phoenix. Arizona; Reno. Nevada; 
San Francisco, Los Angeles. Sacramento. Redding and Eureka 
as local headquarters. This region is one of twenty districts 
into which the United States has been divided in order to more 
intelligently meet the constantly increasing demands of the 
government for new resources and to supply the war-time needs 
of our nation. 

The War Industries Board, which was recently made an 
executive and administrative body by President Wilson, has 
created the Resources and Conversion section with Charles A. 
Otis. President of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, as 
chief of the section. Mr. Otis's organization plan includes the 
dividing of the United States into twenty districts or regions 
and working through local chambers of commerce in other sec- 
tions represented by other business associations which are in a 
position to provide information regarding industries and re- 
sources of the Government. At the recent meeting, President 
Koster was formerly nominated to his new post. Pending the 
confirmation of his appointment by Mr. Otis from Washington, 
no date has been set for a future meeting, but full information 
and data regarding the proposed plan of organization is going 
forward to the various districts in this region, and it is expected 
to have the district well organized and in a position to do its 
share in this important work within a very short time. The 
committee has taken time by the forelock, as usual, and has in a 
large way already accumulated much of necessary data — a habit 
California has of being prepared at the post. 

3B- 

According to the reviews of the Tax- 
Speedinc Up payers' Association of California the 

the Taxpayers. sixteen-year period covered by the study 

of this organization shows an eye-opener 
to the ordinary 'taxpayer who drifts along with his mind hypno- 
tized by his business alone. The Taxpayers' Association di- 
vides the sixteen-year period into two parts, placing in the first 
years 1902-1910 inclusive, in which the State worked under 
the old general tax system, and in the second part the years 
1911-1917, inclusive, during which the "separated" tax system 
has been in operation. As between 1902-1910 expenses grew 
from $8,207,594 to $12,485,751. an increase of $4,278,156. or 
52.124 per cent. In the same period per capita expenses ad- 
vanced from $4,906 to $5.21. an in- 
crease of .306 cents. By 1917 the 
volume of expenses had reached 
$23,266,858. an increase over 1910— 
the last year of the old tax system 
—of $10,781,107, or 86.347 per 
cent, while the per capita expense 
had leaped from $5,210 to $7,681. 
an increase of $2,471. 

Otherwise stated, the volume of 
growth in the last seven years ex- 
ceeds the volume of growth of the 
preceding eight years as $10,781,107 
exceeds $4,278,156, and the per cap- 
ita growth in expense of the past 
seven years exceeded that of the 
preceding eight years as $2.47 ex- 
ceeds 30 cents. 

Expressed in another way. as be- 
tween 1902 and 1910 the annual av- 
erage increase in volume of expense 
was $534,769 and the average in- 
crease in per capita expense was 
3.8 cents, while as between 1910 



The Government 
Bent on Efficiency. 




THE NEW CHUM 
" Tommy, make room for your Uncle. - 



and 1917 the average annual increase in volume of expense 
was $1,540,158, and the average annual increase in per capita 
expense was 39.3 cents — or greater each year than the entire 
per capita increase between 1902 and 1910. 

It would seem indeed that the force of acceleration is behind 
the increasing expenses of the State government; for even if 
we make a comparison between 1917 and 1913 we find that 
the increase in volume was $7,109,143, or an average of $1,777.- 
285 per annum, while the per capita increase was 1.62. or an 
average increase of 40.6 cents — an accelerating increase indeed. 

Reports throughout the country show 
that another favorable month's rec- 
ord has been made by the industries 
throughout the country. Traffic con- 
ditions are reported fairly good. The shipyards are gaining in 
men induced by the high wages in that field for even ordinary 
hands. The recent exhibition on San Francisco bay in the 
launching of a fleet of big vessels on the Fourth of July indi- 
cates the extraordinary efforts of the nation in that direction. In 
other branches of industry, however, it is rather difficult to in- 
crease production or even to maintain it, in face of the growing 
scarcity of labor. All sections of the country practically report 
difficulty in getting sufficient labor. Oddly enough the harvest 
demands are now reported as contented with the help so far ac- 
corded this year; everybody that can is helping in that direction, 
with a fellow feeling that "a man must eat" at home, as well as 
our boys that are in the trenches. 

Government control over industries is being rapidly extended, 
and its authority to transfer labor to facilitate the progress of 
government work. In instances where more labor has been 
wanted upon government operation employes in the neighbor- 
hood have been notified of the number which must be supplied 
and conferences held to accomplish their selection and transfer 
v/ith the least disturbance. The policy is to have government 
agencies take charge of the unskilled labor situation, apportion- 
ing the floating supply and supervising the shifting from one 
job to another. The object is to reduce the enormous turnover 
which detracts from efficiency and results in great expense, loss 
of time and demoralization among the wage earners. The country 
is being divided into districts by the War Industrial Board for 
the express purpose of making an intensive study of industrial 
resources, and of utilizing and converting existing industries for 
war work. Each district will be under a chief and a local com- 
mittee assisted by the local chamber of commerce and other 
business organizations. The object is to make more effective 
use of existing industrial equipment and labor supply for the 
execution of the war orders. Every idle building and machine, 
every available man and woman, must be brought into use. and 
all work of minor importance must give way. 



Within the last two months the 
people of this country have com- 
pleted payments for war taxes and 
Liberty bonds to an amount ag- 
gregating $7,000,000,000. This is a 
great deal more than the money of 
all kinds existing in the country, 
and more than twice the amount of 
all our gold money. And these huge 
payments were effected without 
the slightest disturbance of the 
money or the credit market. Very 
little money was used, nor did the 
exchange of credits by which the 
payments were made impair the 
lending power of the banks in any 
important degree. During all this 
time there was always money for 
all loans which would have been 
made had there been no such pay- 
ments in progress. The explana- 
tion is simple. In the first place, 
although the payments were com- 
pleted during the period named. 



-John Bull (London) 



July 13, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



they had been going on for months. Whoever buys a certifi- 
cate of indebtedness anticipates the payment of somebody's 
tax or bond purchase. These certificates fall due on a date 
when a tax or other payment of the government is due, and 
are accepted by the government in payment of the debt to it. 



TOWN CRIER 



GREAT "ALLIED WAR EXPOSITION'' CROWDED DAILY. 

Before a packed audience, Gavin McNab, permanent chair- 
man of the "Voice of Victory" mass meeting, officially opening 
the United States Allied War Exposition at Eighth and Market 
street this week, aroused a new enthusiasm when he pointed 
cut that the meeting was to do honor to the flags of those who 
have come to the rescue of mankind in a supreme moment. 

At McNab's side sat William DArcy, president of the Asso- 
ciated Advertising Clubs of the World and temporary chair- 
man of the meeting; M. Mariceu Casenave, Minister Plenipo- 
tentiary of the French High Commission to the United States ; 
Francis Drion, Consul-General of Belgium; Oresto de Vella, 
Consul-General of Italy; Jiuji G. Kassi, representing K. Fujii, 
vice-consul of Japan at San Francisco; M. Matanovich, repre- 
senting Serbia ; Governor William D. Stephens, and Miss Kath- 
leen Burke, who for her wonderful work in raising money for 
the Red Cross, has gained the title in the U. S. of "The thou- 
sand-dollar-a-day girl." 

There is everything on display that can possibly be used 
to kill a person. From a light pistol to a huge naval gun, all 
through the grades of small arms, little machine guns, trench 
mortars, howitzers, field pieces, hand bombs, huge floating 
mines and submarine torpedoes, even darts and javelins, while 
swords and knives are counted by the hundreds. 

It is probable that the greatest interest centered in the air- 
planes, particularly the German Taube that stands on its nose, 
where everyone said it ought to be. Ugly black crosses are 
painted on planes that are literal rags from bullet holes re- 
ceived in the fight which brought it to earth. There is also a 
French airplane, fitted with engine and Lewis gun, and that, 
too, is interesting, but the little Fokker planes, captured by the 
Allies, are of greater interest, judging by the way the crowd 
gazed, perhaps because they are concrete examples of allied 
victory in battle. 

The nose of an Austrian submarine sits cheek by jowl with 
two huge submarine torpedoes, such as were used to sink the 
Lusitania, and about this display the crowd was thickest. 

The small arms display, and their accompanying souvenirs, 
however, seemed to hold the attention longest. These are 
ranged about a wall and in cases, and include every form of 
rifle and side arm used in the war; trench helmets, periscopes, 
hand grenades, horse equipment and battlefield oddities. 

The most spectacular display is, of course, the trenches, with 
their accompanying strip of No Man's Land, thickly studded 
with barbed wire entanglements, and the British tank Britannia. 
On this field mimic warfare will be staged each afternoon and 
evening of the exposition. 

The attendance daily fills No Man's Land so full that thou- 
sands of persons seated in the grandstand overlooking the field 
of carnage could not even see the wire entanglements and only 
the top of the tank was visible, while the trenches were so 
filled with the curious that a bursting shell could have caused 
extensive casualties. 

In booths are displayed government functions. One may see 
soldiers at mess, a display of the navy by means of miniatures 
of fighting ships, the Food Administration, in a word, every 
activity of the government that in the remotest way relates to 
the winning of the war. 

Seating capacity for thousands of persons has been arranged, 
both around the circle of exhibits and overlooking the trenches, 
and a marine band, under direction of Sergeant Frank Walcott. 
plays throughout the open hours of the exposition. 

Its the greatest show of its kind in the world and every man. 
woman and child here should see it. 



The American boys fighting so heroically on the front of 

the battle line haven't shown any sign, to date, of demanding 
higher wages : this ought to be an eye-opener to organized labor 
here while spending its "extra pay" with a flourish. 



Bibb — He deserves a flogging for not paying me that old debt. 
Babb — Oh, he's always strapped, poor fellow! — Town Topics. 



War develops some extraordinary practices. The custom 

of bidding among the shipbuilding plants for expert workmen 
around the bay here has been ordered stopped by Uncle Sam. 
The same order is going to blanket all the shipyards on this 
coast, according to the Emergency Fleet Corporation. The 
new system of competing in bids for workmen on ships has 
naturally led to rapid raises of wages in a number of instances 
with the corresponding effect that it roused the demands of 
those workers who were previously satisfied with the wages 
they had been getting. Accordingly efforts are now under way 
tc establish a maximum rate of wages in a way that will avoid 
any drastic action that would precipitate strikes and bring the 
rates as near as possible to the Macy schedule. It is not ex- 
pected that many changes will be made in wages now being 
paid as a result of inter-yard bidding among the nine big ship- 
building yards around the rim of San Francisco bay. Accord- 
ingly the day of bonuses has ended, for the present, at least. 

The Irish are Irish, wherever they be, whether in jail, 

in politics or in Ireland with the Feinians in the midst of them — 
in Ireland, of course. They 're tryin' their divil best to help 
the Huns to drive a knife in the back of Old England, but 
thafs all a side play to keep Old England guessing. Their de- 
lightful and cheerful spirit was exhibited last week in Dublin, 
where, since their rioting there, the government has stopped 
all processions. To evade the law and put over their proces- 
sion they have adopted the method of joining any old funeral 
that comes along on Sunday, as there is no law against any 
one who cares to follow a funeral. One of the Sinn Fein lead- 
ers recently died and 3,000 of his fellows joined the column 
to the cemetery. After the coffin was covered they drew con- 
cealed revolvers and fired their feelings over the grave of 
their leader and quietly dispersed. The newspapers com- 
mented on the peacefulness of the affair. Ireland is Ireland — 
with the "ire" and a touch of orange. 

Moscow, with seriously affected countenance, is avow- 
ing her detestation of the assassination of Count von Mirbach, 
German ambassador to that country, under the new program 
of commanding Teutonic control and surveillance in that 
distracted territory. Happy-go-lucky Alec F. Kerensky, of 
premier impossibilities, who is now in Paris boosting himself 
as an empire reconstructionist, pronounced the assassination 
as "a good thing for Russia." The report seemed to sound very 
good news to him. so much so that he had it certified. He won't 
think so "good" if he ever goes back to Moscow and falls into 
the hands of Von Mirbach's successor. Like the Mikado in 
Gilbert and Sullivan's merry and diverting opera, "The punish- 
ment will be long and lingering, something, I think, in oil; yes, 
boiling oil." Not lingering for a foretaste of it, Kerensky will 
likely come to America to locate in twin beds with his I. W. W. 
fellows. 

The also present Kaiser seemingly cannot get out of 

his strictly Teutonic habit of lying, even to his dolt-headed fol- 
lowers. He knows, from his secret service, the round number 
of the American troops which have joined the Allied colors 
on the French front. To lessen this significance to his weak- 
ening troops he has announced in the German press that the 
number of Yankee troops that have been landed on French 
soil have been greatly exaggerated, "such a number as they 
claim is absurd." Maybe so, Willie, but you'll think there is 
ten times the number you proclaim when they're good and 
ready to break through your line. 

Rather gallant that observation of one of the visiting 

Mexican editors, that the protection which we give our women 
is an ample assurance of the generous treatment we can be 
depended upon to afford the small Latin nations to the south 
of us. It takes a temperament of the grandee class to be so 
gracious and in that graciousness to iron out any old-time differ- 
ences that have pin-pricked our prideful sensitiveness regard- 
ing the independent policy of the U. S. A. The old-time lines 
which marked the borders of the American republics are 
shrinking to thread-lines under the rising sun of the New 
Democracy. 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 13, 1918 




A Notable Wedding- 

The wedding of Miss Phyllis de Young and Nion Tucker on 
Monday of this week was the most interesting social affair 
of many a day. for in spite of the fact that respect for the mem- 
ory of the bride's mother curtailed elaboration of detail, and 
cut down the list of guests, there was no dimunition of interest 
on the part of those present — nor of those uninvited. 

There are always two sets of people interested in social af- 
fairs — the "ins'" and the 'outs." If the society column were 
read only by the people who have personal acquaintance with 
the smart set. there would not be enough readers to justify the 
interest and ability which is expended on that column by most 
papers. 

Miss Phyllis de Young belongs to an exceptionaly charm- 
ing and talented group of sisters and the public has always 
been interested in them, both on their own account and their 
parents. Therefore it was quite natural that there should have 
been much interest in her wedding in spite of the fact that it 
was not backgrounded to the manner magnifique. but was a 
pretty, simple outdoor wedding. 

However, the setting of the terraced gardens of the George 
Cameron place, where the wedding was solemnized, is so 
lovely at this time of the year that in spite of the rule of 
simplicity which was laid down by the bride, the effect was 
one of floral decoration which could not have been enhanced. 
The bride herself looked very beautiful in her wedding robes, 
her slender, girlish figure under the floating clouds of tulle, her 
winsome face and happy smile, with just a touch of wistfulness, 
making a perfect picture of a bride. 

© a © 

A Superior Maid 0' Honor. 

The novelty in the wedding procession was a maid of honor 
who has not yet celebrated her sixth birthday. This important 
position was filled by Miss Patricia Tobin. the bride's niece, 
who fully understood her duties and responsibilities and wore 
a most adorably superior manner which sat charmingly upon 
her years. This manner was most evident, quite naturally, 
toward the bridesmaids, for was she not maid of honor and 
were not Dorothy Deane. Helen Garritt and Alice Tucker not 
mere bridesmaids, a position and a caste several notches below 
the high and important station of maid of honor. 

On their return from their honeymoon, which will be spent 
in the Tahoe region, the young couple will spend the summer 
in Burlingame, where the bride's father. M. H. de Young, and 
her sisters, are all sojourning this year. 

© © © 
Convent Acquires de Young Home. 

The San Rafael home of the de Youngs, which has been 
the scene of so many brilliant amateur theatricals and so many 
happy times for the younger set. has passed into the owner- 
ship of the convent which adjoins it. The de Young girls re- 
ceived part of their education at this convent, going abroad 
for supplementary schooling. It was Mrs. de Young's wish 
that the old home should belong to the convent whose grounds 
adjoin the estate and that wish has been consummated, making 
this convent one of the most attractive ones in the United 
States, with its spacious grounds and lovely vistas 

» * • 

Mrs. Ray Baker Entertained- 

Mrs. Ray Baker (Margaret Emerson McKim Vanderbilt). 
has of course been kept busy at many delightful and informal 
affairs during her visit here with her husband, who has de- 
voted much of his time to his affairs as director of the mints, 
thus leaving his bride free to play around in the day-time as 
she wished. Almost every day there has been a luncheon at 
one of the hotels with Mrs. Baker as the motif. The other day 
Mrs. Peter_ Martin (who changed her mind about shaking the 
San Francisco fog from her veil), presided over a luncheon 
for Mrs. Baker and shared the attention of the throng with 
her. these two women naturally being the cynosure of all eyes. 



On Tuesday night Harry Scott gave a supper party at the 
St. Francis for the Bakers and the party of course attracted 
much attention, including as it did, besides the bride. Mrs. 
Templeton Crocker, Mrs. Walter Martin. Mrs. Willard Drown 
and Mrs. Richard McCreery. The Bakers have gone on their 
way but will return again in September and plan to spend that 
month in these parts. 

© © © 

Political Ambitions For Her Husband. 

The gossip is that Mrs. Baker has political ambitions for 
her husband and wants him to run for United States Senator 
fiom Nevada — Ray Baker having held office there as a mark 
of favor to that state, and his wife having chosen it, among 
all other states, for her divorce — (and probably for other 
reasons, too), she feels that he is entitled to the senatorship! 

At any rate the rumor is that the fascinating lady thinks 
that the game of politics would be an interesting one to play 
and that Raymond Baker is a name that would look well on 
the scroll of the senate, therefore, she is said to be fanning 
her husband's political ambitions. 
© © © 

Fish and Filet Roast. 

Here is the most amusing patriotic food story that I have 
heard yet. It was told at luncheon at the Burlingame Club the 
other day by a beautiful young matron who is more famed 
for her charm, her clothes and her pulchritude than her house- 
wifely interests However, she is a good little patriot and so 
she did not pass the word on to the chef via the bulter via the 
maid or by any other domestic channel when the order came 
that meat must be saved. Instead, she went straight to the 
chef herself and told him that food would win the war and 
that they must eat fish, though she loathed every denizen of 
the water and looked askance upon finny creatures served in 
any fashion. The order registered, fish was served twice a 
week in that household as regularly as though the ritual wert 
imposed by some religious order. The chatelaine of the house- 
hold was delighted, for the maids told her that the chef saw 
to it that no one in the house was eating meat on those days. 

After several weeks of this regime she decided to go into 
the kitchen in person to congratulate the Philippino upon his 
fishy exploits and lo and behold, she chanced to enter that 
precinct upon the immortal moment when he was consigning 
to the ash can the better part of a huge filet of roast beef left 
over from the day before! In order that fish should be eaten 
he threw away the meat! "Can you beat it?" inquired the 
Blingum lady — and no one tried to beat it. 
© © ffi 

Committeeing All the Day Long. 

The Peninsular set. which is the all-year-round set. has 
adopted the plan of letting the summer colony take hold of the 
war activities of that neck of the woods. The canteen work 
and similar effort is therefore being revised and the "regulars" 
are resigning as chairman of the day in order that the summer 
colony may do its stint in the matter of taking responsibility. 
The result is that committee meetings and "sich' : are the order 
of the day down there. 

© © © 

Registrations at Hotel Plaza. 

Among the big throng of guests registered this week at the 
favored Hotel Plaza, under the excellent management of C. A. 
Gonder, were the following : J. C. Wood and wife. Fresno ; W. 
L. Anderson and wife. Fort Scott; 0. M. Wilson. Oakdale; S. 
M. Fulton and wife. Antioch; Mrs. H. R. W. Wintingham and 




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and California Advertiser 



children; J. L. Sawyer, Pahdale; Lucile Thome, Portland; 
Louise Stocking, Agnews; Mrs. E. H. Lockhart, Los Angeles; 
Mrs. A. Staufe. Mrs. F. Olaus, Chicago; Mrs. C. Theckelsen. 
Portland; Wm. E. G. Helm and wife. Miss Mildred Heler, La 
Jolla, Cal.; Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wheeler, city; E. A. Pope. 
Portland; Miss Mary Cowden, Caro Cowden, Dixon; Helen M. 
Stocking. Agnews; R. H. Hails and wife. Sacramento; F. M. 
Aiken and wife, Los Angeles; A. D. Adams. Honolulu; M. Go- 
lob and wife, Los Angeles; Dr. D. R. Smith, Ukiah; Mrs. H. 
Kister, city; Mrs. R. E. Gallway and daughter, Healdsburg; Mr. 
and Mrs. D. F. Fox, Edith R. Fox, Pasadena ; Emma L. Block, 
Peoria; Dr. W. H. Mays. Newman; Gladys Wheeler, Portland; 
Mrs. G. Morrison, city; Mrs. L. Wetmore. Miss S. Budd, Stock- 
ton; Mrs. J. Booksin, San Jose; Mrs. L. E. Gallahoon, Reno; H. 
Gidduys and wife, Sacramento; Mrs. Kathleen C. Eastin, Ma- 
dera; A. E. Cook, Madera; Paul Rossiter, Stockton; D. Morgan 
and wife, Sacramento; R. C. Griffith and wife, Los Angeles; 
Miss Evelyn Mitchell, San Francisco; Frank Guitland and wife, 
city; Miss P. Tellmen. Salt Lake City; Mr. and Mrs. W. S. 
Blake, city; Lt. C. E. Edwards and wife, Joseph J. Prene, Lt. 
H. L. Prentice, Capt. Hough, Lt. John Skagg and wife. Camp 
Fremont; Miss May Sampson, Vancouver; W. L. Fulton, Rhoda 
Weller. Antioch; Mrs. J. B. Blake, Mrs. A. O. Peggy, San Luis 
Obispo; E. Harris and wife. New Orleans; A. M. Bennett and 
wife, Santa Rosa; C. Ross Cameron and wife, Buckeye; Miss 
M. Michael, Oakland; Mrs. F. Berba and daughter, Santa Rosa; 
Lois E. Everding, Grace M. McMurtry. Arcadia. 



THE BAN ON GERMAN GOODS AFTER THE WAR. 

Thousands of Americans have made up their minds never 
again "to whittle with Esslingen knives, to eat off Bavarian 
porcelain, to take Saxon drugs, to wear jewelry from Aschaffen- 
burg. to buy their children Nuremburg toys, or to drink again 
the dark heavy beer that used to come from Bavaria." Some 
have gone on record as abstainers from these articles named as 
well as from all of the German-made goods, by signing the 
American Guardian Society's pledge : "I am opposed to open- 
ing the markets of America to the products of Germany for the 
next twenty-five years, and so far as may be practicable I will 
buy or use no German-made goods during the same period of 
time." 

Others, without joining any organization, have privately 
made the same decision or have responded with alacrity to boy- 
cott arguments made by newspapers and men of influence. Gov- 
ernor Harding, of Iowa, for instance, started something of the 
kind awhile ago, and the Des Moines Capital calls it "a wise 
thing to do," saying: 

"The Prussians are too brutal and too unreliable for the 
American people to have anything to do with them. All the Al- 
lies should boycott German trade. We might as well make this 
war amount to something while we are at it." 

Governor Capper's paper prefers that the Allied nations 
simply agree to refuse Germany the benefits of the "most fa- 
vored nation" clause in commercial treaties. 

The thousands who have died because of Hohenzollern ambi- 
tions, who have suffered from Prussian brutality, who have been 
"impoverished by the German dream of empire." "who have 
learned the awful depths of deception and trickery of which 
German commercialism is capable" — these thousands and mil- 
lions will not buy German goods if they can help it."' Arguments 
against the boycott are quite wasted, for they are likely to be 
affairs which the governments will not have a thing to do. which 
may be carried on in spite of and even against the frantic ap- 
peals of governments. The people who have suffered at the 
hands of Germany are not merely sufficient to decree a boycott, 
but are numerous enough to maintain it. German goods will be 
shunned by the people of every country which is at war with 
Germany. Germany, in this editor"s opinion, "has less reason 
to worry about getting raw materials for manufacturing than 
she has to be concerned about where she can expect to find 
markets for finished products. The markets are closed to her 
now; nothing will reopen them until she is a different Germany.'" 



The Crocker National Bank 

OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Condition at Close of Business June 29, 1918 

RESOURCES 

Loans and Discounts $22,490,835.65 

United States Bonds 2,220,125.00 

Other Bonds and Securities 2,939,559.77 

Capital Stock in Federal Reserve Bank of 

San Francisco 150,000.00 

Customers' Liability under Letters of Credit 3,297,577.53 

Cash and Sight Exchange 12,778,975.05 

$43,877,073.00 
LIABILITIES 

Capital $ 2,000,000.00 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 4,302,254.38 

Circulation 2,000,000.00 

Due Federal Reserve Bank 1,943,808.32 

Letters of Credit 3,314,007.78 

Deposits 30,317,002.52 

$43,877,073.00 
OFFICERS 

Wm. H. Crocker, President 
Jas. J. Fagan, - . Vice-President B. D. Dean - - - Asst. Cashier 
W. Gregg Jr., Vice-Pres. and Cashier J. M, Masten . - Asst. Cashier 
J. B. McCargar, - Vice-President D. J. Murphy - - Asst. Cashier 
John Clausen, - Vice-President F. G. Willis - - Asst. Cashier 
G. W. Ebner - - Asst. Cashier 

H. C. Simpson Asst. Manager Foreign Dept. 

G. Feris Baldwin - Auditor 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Wm. H. Crocker Chas. E. Green 

Charles T. Crocker W. Gregg, Jr. 

Jas. J. Fagan A. F. Morrison 

George W. Scott S. F. B. Morse 



Going the rounds: "Here's a nickel for you, my man." she 
said to a frayed and ragged-looking individual who stood under 
the porch with extended hand. "I'm not giving it to you for 
charity's sake, but merely because it pleases me." "Thankee, 
but couldn't you make it a quarter and enjoy yourself thoroughly, 
ma'am ?" 



REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE 

ANGLO & LONDON PARIS 
NATIONAL BANK 

SAN FRANCISCO 

AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS JUNE 29, 1918 

RESOURCES 

Loans and Discounts $ 40,316,788.88 

U. S. Bonds to secure circulation 3,500,000.00 

Other U. S. Bonds and Certificates 5,725,000.00 

Other Bonds 10,387,592.84 

Other Assets 1,088,994.36 

Customers' Liability on Letters of Credit 

and Acceptances 14.398.085.31 

Cash and Sight Exchange 26,221.998.42 

$101,638,459.81 

LIABILITIES 

Capital Stock $ 4.000,000.00 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 2,378,750.34 

Circulation 3.500,000.00 

Letters of Credit. Domestic and Foreign. 

and Acceptances 14,398,085.31 

Federal Reserve Bank 3.308.000.00 

Deposits 74.053.624.16 

$101,638,459.81 

OFFICERS 
NBAUM. H. CHOYN8XI, Vi.-e-Presldent. 

It-man of the Board. WM. If. HIGH, Asst Cashier. 

J. W. LIMF.N'TIIAL JR., 
HACKER, Asst. Cashier. 

MORTIMER FLEISH- PRHD F. OUBR, Asst. Cashier. 

HA. lent J. o ANI'KKTON. Asst. Cashier 

J FRIETDLANDER, Vlce-Pnw 1 van SMITH. 

|.>nt. ; .ier. 

r V KIJNKF.R. Asst Cashier. 
f i; i st. Cashier. 

A I.. J.AN'IFHMAN. Sec'y. 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 13. 1918 



German Submarine Pirates Still Combing the Coast 



Some of the survivors of the Kaiser's "Seeing America"' sub- 
marines are inclined to regard the commander of one of the fleet 
as rather a polite sort of person because he did not cut their 
throats, or make them walk the plank in the cheerful, care-free 
manner of those old-time rovers of the seas who sailed under 
the skull and cross-bones. But. "whether with or without man- 
ners, a pirate is a pirate, and hanging and not recognition of his 
'kindness' is what he deserves." This is the way a writer in 
the New York Times looks at the matter, a view that it is not 
difficult to share, since the commanders "kindness" was demon- 
strated only by setting his victims adrift in open boats sixty 
miles from shore to be drowned, instead of slitting their throats 
at once in the good old-fashioned way. 

At all events, any perfection of manner shown by the com- 
mander was not imitated by his crew, who are said to have lined 
up on the top of their submarine and with triumphant grins ad- 
drest their victims in Teutonic gutturals as "Sau-hund," "pig- 
dog." 

Our Germar foes, the visiting fleet of two undersea craft 
certainly rolled up a goodly score between May 25 and June 5, 
their card showing the destruction in that period of fifteen ves- 
sels off the New Jersey coast. Survivors of the raid reached 
New York City on rescue ships and by way of Atlantic City, 
where some of them landed in open boats. They had interesting 
stories to tell of their experiences, and while some of them 
placed the submarines employed as high as three, the prepond- 
erance of testimony seemed to fix the number at two. 

The schooner Eva B. Douglas landed 150 of the passengers 
and 94 of the crew of the torpedoed steamship Carolina in 
Brooklyn. One of the former was Second Lieut. Bernard O. 
Weitz, of the Weather Bureau in Porto Rico. 

Weitz walked into the home of his mother and sisters still 
dripping wet from the hours he spent in the small boats at sea. 
His visit was to have been a complete surprise. He had won 
his Army commission at San Juan and was coming home on a 
two weeks' furlough that would have allowed him five days in 
Brooklyn had he reached here on schedule time. 

Lieutenant Weitz said that he had been in the dining room of 
the Carolina when the U-boat attack was begun. 

"We all heard the loud report of her guns and ran on deck." 
he said. "There alongside lay the big glistening submarine with 
a number of her crew lined up on deck. E. W. Vogel, the Mar- 
coni operator, had begun sending S. 0. S. to beat the band as 
soon as the submarine was sighted, and shortly after we got 
on deck the German skipper ordered a shot fired through the 
aerial. A number of the submarine's crew waved their hats 
and handkerchiefs and several men near me said that they heard 
them shout 'Sau-hund,' which means literally 'pig-dog.' 

"All hands on the Carolina, so far as I could see, were cool, 
even after we had taken to the boats. We rowed all night, part 
of the time through a terrific rain and thunderstorm which 
soaked us all to the skin. The Carolina sank slowly as we rowed 
away. The big shells from the guns of the submarine ripped 
her sides to pieces." 

When Arthur Courtin came ashore he had no one awaiting 
his return. He wore a cap and his clothing was disheveled. The 
first thing he wanted was a smoke. He is a member of the 
Brooklyn fruit commission, and vice-president and director of 
the Empire Products and Export Company. 

Mr. Courtin reached his home at 8 a. m. today almost ex- 
hausted. He had not closed his eyes in three night. "We were 
plowing through a smooth sea Sunday evening and the dinner 
call had just been sounded. I was sitting in a steamer-chair 
just outside my door. A number of the passengers had already 
gone below; but I lingered to read a little. Suddenly I heard 
a noise that sounded like a crackle of the wireless. I sprang 
to my feet and looked up toward the wireless apparatus. As 
I did so I saw the wireless operator come out of his room and 
also look up. 

"A moment later, the same sound, but much louder, came 
again. It was the passing of a shell overhead. I said to myself. 
'That's a submarine.' I rushed back across the deck as the pass- 
engers began to boil up from below. When I got into my state- 
room I found that my life-belt was gone. I got another and 
found my place at the boats." 



Ten boats were loaded with thirty-five persons to a boat. 
There was no hitch in the proceedings and no undue excitement 
until it was discovered that a man and woman had quite thought- 
lessly overlooked their children. Says the Lieutenant : 

"Our boats started back to get the little folks, when it was 
discovered that they had been taken into another boat. 

"As we pulled away I saw the submarine. It appeared to be 
about 300 feet long, and ten men stood on the deck. Each one 
held a pair of marine glasses to his eyes, and they appeared to 
me to be assigned each man to watch what went on in a particu- 
lar boat. 

"Somewhat to the surprise of all of us, the small boats were 
not fired upon. Captain Barbour called out to the German cap- 
tain: 

" 'Captain, I didn't quite understand your orders.' 

"'Go to shore!' the German barked back. 

"The submarine fired six shells into the Carolina before she 
began to sink. Before she began to go down I saw two men 
jump overboard. We believed they swam toward the submarine. 

"The ten boats were tied together in a long string to keep 
them from scattering. About midnight, just before the storm 
broke, three of the boats became separated from the rest; and 
a motor-launch, whose engine was dead, went off, propelled by 
oars, to get them. It brought back one of the three and started 
after the others, but did not get them. 

"The storm broke with wind, rain, lightning and thunder. We 
all thought that our time had come. It was no use rowing any 
more. All we could do was to hold fast to our place and try to 
keep from being flung into the sea. The storm abated after 
an hour and we bailed out the boat. There were no lights any- 
where on the water. 

"We rowed for a while and finally sighted the four masts of 
the schooner Eva B. Douglass. One of our boats rowed over to 
her and she hove to. 

"The skipper of the Douglass certainly was a gentleman. 
Although he was bound for Norfolk, he said he would take every 
one on board and turn his ship about and bring the passengers 
all back to Brooklyn." 

The small boat in which Samuel Johnson made his escape 
from the Carolina was not so fortunate as the others. Some- 
thing went wrong and the boat capsized, dumping every one, in- 
cluding women and children, into the sea. Johnson thus de- 
scribes their experiences: 

"We had a hard struggle right there, but eventually every- 
body was hauled back on board our boat. We were awash sev- 
eral times ; but always managed to bail the boat out. After the 
Carolina started to blaze we naturally had no desire to hang 
around there. So we left the vicinity. 

"Later on a terrific thunderstorm added to our troubles. All 
around we could hear calls for help, and when daylight broke 
we were alone. There was nothing in sight, not even a smudge 
of smoke on the horizon. How we ever lived through that night 
is a mystery to me, but there was not one among them that did 
not meet every situation bravely. 

"We placed the water-supply in charge of Mrs. Hamilton. She 
was our commissary department. Anybody who said he was 
hungry or thirsty received enough to keep him going and that 
was all. W e agreed on that beforehand, because we didn't know 
how long we were going to be out there. The men, however, 
insisted that the women be given a double supply. The rations 
consisted of ship's biscuits and water." 

Mrs. Rachel Hamilton is the wife of the Chief Justice of the 
Supreme Court of San Juan. Porto Rico. When she finally 
landed at Atlantic City she took a philosophical view of the sit- 
uation, and highly praised the men in charge of the boat, saying 
cheerfully : 

"So long as a Porto Rico boat had to be sunk, I am glad I was 
on it. I would not have missed it for anything in the world. When 
I am sure that all the people in the other boats are safe the 
tragedy will be entirely dispelled so far as I am concerned. 

"When we sighted the shore we were told by Lieutenant Mc- 
Claren that it looked like Atlantic City. Did it look good to us ? 
Well, rather. And when we came ashore you had the band play- 
ing for us just as if you knew we were coming." 



July 13. 1918 



and California Advertiser 




PL/E/ASURJE/S WAND 



'Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




Sarah Bernhardt Scores a Triumph at Orpheum This Week. 

Mme. Sarah Bernhardt continues to pack the Orpheum with 
her magnetic acting, the most subtle and artistic our age has 
seen. Her playlet covers the ideal passion of her big heart. 
the saving, the preservation of La Belle France in this deleteri- 
ous war period, and she infuses her character part with all the 
ardor, passion and exhultation for her beloved country. She 
does not act; all the fervor, all the welling,, pouring passionate 
love for her adored France pours from her thrilled spirit and 
she becomes a prophetess, flaming with her mission. In all 
her gleaming aspirations and the glories of her artistic career 
no more glowing wreath of happiness and spiritual attainment 
could crown her well-rounded life. 

Next week Mme. Berhardt will appear in an act of one of 
her greatest successes, the famous scene in the younger Dumas 
play of "Camille.'* 



the war itself, but specially of those thousand and one details 
of handling certain industries of the country which are being 
mobilized for war purposes. In these films you see shoes com- 
ing out of the factories by millions, uniforms in like number, 
munitions, ships, provisions, the week's washing of an army, 
baking bread by the million loaves — and getting these and 
thousands of other like essentials ready for our army and make 
it comfortable "over there." In one half hour you vision 
a round of manufacturing plants, munition factories a, id the like 
that it would take you weeks to read about even to get a vague 
idea of the immensity of the job that Uncle Sam has tackled 
to make the world safe for democracy. As the war pictures 
were taken by specialists in the Government service one gets 
a new and wider inside angle of how the Yanks are being cared 
for, fed and prepared for battle, how they dive into their gas 
masks when signs of the stealing vapor is approaching; how 




Madame Sarah Bernhardt, as Marguerite Gautler Pn "La Dame Aux Camelias." Next WeeK at the Orpheum. 



On the new card this week E. Charles Bensee and Florence 
Baird in "Songiflage" develop a scream through the antics and 
"mugging"' of Miss Baird. She has a caoutchouc face that read- 
ily lends itself to distortions of nightmare characters; she angles 
in wild displays, sings like a pippin and niftily hurdles a flood 
of fun. Bensee flavors the act with several capital songs. Marion 
Webbs is a wisp of daintiness, sings like the flawless colatura 
she claims to be. "It's G above C for her" and she easily 
puts it over the footlights. Eddie Carr and company deliver 
the absurdest of farces with a serious face and gunmetal nerve 
with all the insouciance of a maiden inviting you to marry her; 
the trio do it in a way that keeps the audience laughing despite 
themselves. It's nerve to the 'nth degree. 

All the holdovers. "The Belle of Bingville," Wellington Cross 
in his clever war stories and songs, Carl McCullough. with his 
travesties, and Albert Donnelly, a genius in shadowgraph pic- 
tures, are all of excellent caliber. 

• • • 

Extraordinary Government War Film at Columbia This Week. 

"Pershing's Crusaders." at the Columbia this week, a special 

film sent out under the Government's stamp, is by long odds 

the most interesting and the most comprehensive, not only of 



the giant guns are handled and the tricks of defending the first 
line trenches against the boches. Of course, all the big com- 
manders are there. Foch, Joffre, Petain, Nievelle, Pershing 
and others, in the big reviews of hundreds of thousands of 
troops preparing for their turn. Very natural and fetching is 
the village life where the Yanks are quartered and where the 
girls teach them French and provide entertainment. Over these 
picturesque country scenes one feels the grim spell of the god 
of war and what it all means. In less than two hours this ex- 
traordinary film will give you a larger sweep of vision and a 
much sounder idea of what the Government is doing for the 
people of America in this great war drama. 





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San Francisco News Letter 

Advance Announcements 



July 13, 1918 



Columbia Theater. — The Columbia Theater will have a 
Belasco attraction for an engagement beginning Monday eve- 
ning, July 15, when David Belasco will present "Polly With a 
Past"' for the first time outside of New York City. It is the 
work of George Middleton and Guy Bolton. This popular 
comedy has just concluded a run of ten months at the Belasco 
Theater, New York, and will be played here by the same cast 
of players. No one but Belasco, this master of the stage, would 
have plucked Ina Claire from the Ziegfeld "Follies," pretty 
and young and clever as she is, and have put her in the lead- 
ing role of a dramatic production like "Polly With a Past."' 
His judgment is said to have been more than justified by her 
splendid success. Other well-known names in the cast are 
Cyril Scott, H. Reeves-Smith, Herbert Yost. George Stuart 
Christie, Thomas Reynolds, Louise Galloway. Adah Barton, 
Betty Linley, Francis Verdi and Lloyd Neal. 

• * • 

Tolerton Gallery. — Mme. Sarah Bernhardt and her grand- 
daughter. Mile. Lysiane Bernhardt, will speak at the gallery 
of the Hill Tolerton print room, 540 Sutter street, on Tuesday. 
July 16. at a quarter of two. Madame Bernhardt's theatrical en- 
gagements make it necessary for her to speak promptly at this 
hour. 

Mile. Bernhardt will deliver a lecture on the "Vision of 
France." She has been in France on the firing line within the 
last year and has an intimate knowledge of the present condi- 
tions of art and the artists in France. 

Madame Bernhardt is at the head of the French Artists' 
Fund and the proceeds of the lecture are to be devoted to that 
fund. Mile. Lysiane Bernhardt is the younger_ daughter of 
Maurice Bernhardt, Madame Bemhardt's only child. 

• • * 

Orpheum. — Madame Sarah Bernhardt, who is scoring the 
greatest triumph in the annals of vaudeville, will present for 
the second and final week of her engagement at the Orpheum. 
which begins next Sunday matinee, the last act of Dumas' cele- 
brated drama, "Camille," in which she will appear as Marguer- 
ite Gautier. a character which she has made essentially her 
own and which is on record as the most exquisite display of 
pathos the stage has ever known. 

Mayo and Lynn will indulge in a racy conversation which 





Ina Claire coming with David Belasco's original New York cast in 
"Polly With a Past," to the Columbia Theater, Monday night, June 15. 



Miss Charlotte Ibscher. pianist, who will be heard in solo and en- 
semble work at the Beringer Club muslcale, Saturday afternoon, July 13. 

is replete with wit and humor and enables them to present an 
original form of comedy. 

Lili Petschinkoff, a world famous violiniste, will be heard 
in a delightful program. Madame Petschinkoff captures her 
audience not only by the felicity of expression but by a warm 
appeal as well. Her technique is amazing and not unlike that 
of Kreisler. Madame Petschinkoff is the possessor of a rare 
Stradivarius. Ruth Budd, who is called "The Girl With the 
smile," is somewhat of a surprise. She performs the most haz- 
ardous aerial feats. Brodean and Silvermoon, a man and a dog. 
contrive to introduce one of the most appealing acts in vaude- 
ville. Silvermoon is a thoroughly trained spitz dog. and per- 
forms the most difficult and seemingly impossible feats. He 
does everything in the contortion line, all the time assuming 
an apparent hypnotic state until the finish of the act. Marion 
Weeks, the dainty little American coloratura soprano, will be 
heard in new numbers. Eddie Carr and his company will re- 
peat their comedy hit. "The Office Boy.'' and Bensee and Baird 
will be heard in new songs. 

The Allied Nations' Official Far Films will close the greatest 

program ever presented in vaudeville. 

* * * 

Greek Theater. — One of the most important theatrical events 
of the year is to take place in the Greek Theater on Saturday 
evening, July 20. when William H. Crane and Emelie Melville 
will appear with the Players' Club in a revival of "The Rivals." 
In the many years that Mr. Crane has been one of the foremost 
stars of the American stage, he has done no finer character por- 
trayal than the role of "Sir Anthony Absolute." 

Emelie Melville, who will play the role of "Mrs. Malaprop." 
is another star whose fame has been closely associated with 
the theatrical history of this city. In her girlhood, Miss Mel- 
ville became one of the original members of the noted Cali- 
fornia Theater and her success being instantaneous, she soon 
was made the youngest leading lady of that great organization. 

The forthcoming production rf "The Rivals," to be given 
under the direction of Reginald Travers, will include the fol- 
lowing members of the Players' Ch'b : William S. Rainey as 
Bob Acres. Pearl King Tanner as Lydia Languish. Mae O'Keefe 
as Lucy. Rafaele Brunnetto as Captain Absolute, August Aguirre 
as Sir Lucius O'Trigger. Arthur Keith as David, Robert Adams 

as Faulkland and Sylvester Pearson as Fag. 

* * * 

A Beringer Musicale. — Members of the Beringer Musical club 
will give a musicale at the Beringer Conservatory of Music. 
926 Pierce street. Saturday afternoon. July 13, at 2 o'clock. An 
excellent program has been prepared, and friends of the mem- 



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bers of the club are looking forward to the event with much 
pleasure. Miss Charlotte Ibscher. Miss Zdenka Buben, Miss 
M. Monica Hefferman, Miss Mabel L. Goode, Mrs. Genevieve 
Holmberg Lyon, Mrs. Flora Simonton and Miss Irene de Martini 
will be the participants. The program will include solo and 
ensemble numbers by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Glazou- 
now, and vocal numbers of great variety in Italian, French and 
English. Miss Zdenka Buben will preside at the piano. 



Senator Smith of the special Senate aviation committee re- 
ports that the Liberty motor is a success. This is in harmony 
with all responsible opinions on the subject. 



* * * 



In giving up the czar's prohibition measure the Ukraine at any 
rate puts on a limit to the production if not to the consumption 
of strong drink. 



W. D. Fennimore 



IN THE WAR ZONE. 

Is it not the fact that many men who have been absorbed in 
the task of putting the war-chest campaign through have over- 
looked the matter of buying thrift stamps? Some of us have 
not taken time to think about what seemed to us a minor mat 
ter, which thrift stamp buying is not. No one of us, able to 
invest, must permit any opportunity to help the federal treasu 

to get by us. 

* * * 

Food conditions in Germany are becoming worse and there is 
great discontent there owing to the reduction in the bread ration, 
according to a Dutchman interviewed by the correspondent of 
the London Times at The Hague. The Dutchman had just re- 
turned from working in the Krupp plant at Essen, which he left 
because he could not stand the food conditions. The German 
people, he added, feared to grumble openly lest they be sent to 
the front. 

* * * 

In many provinces of Hungary there is only one-third or one- 
quarter the food necessary to maintain the population in health, 
former Premier Tisza declared in a speech to the Hungarian 
Parliament, according to a Budapest telegram forwarded by the 
Exchange Telegraph company at Amsterdam. Germany must 
be convinced, added the former premier, that Hungary's popu- 
lation was just as badly situated as regards food supplies as the 
citizens of Vienna. It would tax Hungary's efforts to the utmost 
to hold out until the new harvest, he asserted. 

* * * 

Aviators de Vienne and Lorgnat flew from Paris to London 
and back in a hydro-airplane in three hours and ten minutes, car- 
rying mail. It was the first trip in connection with an aerial 
postal service between England and France which is being or- 
ganized. 

* * * 

The third term was not indorsed, of course, by the Indiana 
state Democratic convention in its resolutions. The chairman 
must assume full personal responsibility for mentioning the sub- 
ject, which was untimely and even academic under present con- 
ditions. Politicians should not bother themselves with academic 
issues when approaching an election. If Germany triumphs over 
democracy, America may be fated to have a Caesar to match 
the Kaiser, but, in the meantime, the old republic (terms 
limited) is worth clinging to. 

* * • 

More than 100,000 persons have gone on strike in the Vulcan 
arsenal and the Warschalowski airplane work in Vienna, ac- 
cording to advices from Zurich to the London Exchange tele- 
graph. The dispatch adds that riots have occurred at Favoriten, ^. , 

Margerethen, Ottakring and Briggittenzy, suburbs of Vienna. \JrphCUT71 

* * * 

It would seem as if the most radical prohibitionist in Con- 
gress might be content for the moment with the progress made 
by the cause, and not undertake to distract and burden the na- 
tion's pilot. 

* * * 

Berlin on second thought may decide not to carry out its 
threat of reprisals on Americans if the spy Rintelen is not re- 
leased; there are more Germans in America than Americans in 
Germany. 



"Savages will trade vast tracts of land for a string of beads." 
"Well," replied Miss Cayenne, "I know a man who wears eve- 
ning clothes and carries a cane, and he did the same thing. He 
went broke trying to pay for a pearl necklace."— Washington 
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GREEK THEATRE 

The Players Club of San Francisco Presents its Honorary Member 

WILLIAM H. CRANE 

assisted by 

EMELIE MELVILLE 

and the Little Theatre Player* in Sheridan's Comedy 

THE RIVALS 

ON SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 2()th, AT 8:30 

Reserved Chairs---$l. 50 and $1.00. Admission 75 cents. Seats on sale on 
and after Monday, July 1 5, at Sherman, Clay & Co.. San Francisco and 
Oakland and usual places in Berkeley. 



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Postmaster Murray of Boston has had the time of his life in Co/l/mo/fl ihcdtfC 
taking an aerial mail route trip to New York City. Nor will he be 
averse to the publicity that will attend the experience. 

• * * 

As a means of aiding German propaganda in Porto Rico sink- 
ing the Carolina with the loss of Porto Rican lives can hardly 
be considered a brilliant stroke. 



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July 13, 1918 




Mrs. Jack London on a morning constitutional gallop. 




The ruins of the "Wolf House" left by the fire. 




Three years were spent in the keen enjoyment of planning this elaborate 
structure. Fire destroyed in '1913. 








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Jack London on the rounds of hit 

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Valley of the 
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Jack London and Mrs. London aboard 

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San Francisco News Letter 



July 13, 1918 




ENGAGEMENTS 

DOWLING-ORENA — The engagement of Miss Catherine Dowling, the 
daughter of Mrs. E. C. Dowling, to Alfred V. Orena, the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Dario Orena, and a brother of Miss X. Wilson Dibblee of 
this city, has been announced. 
FARLEY— SWITZER— The engagement of Miss Edythe Farley to Well- 
ington Treat Switzer of the Signal Corps was announced. 
GOLDMAN-HALPER — Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Hoffman announce the en- 
gagement of their daughter. Miss Frances Goldman, to Sergeant 
Herman Halper of New York. 
GOODHUE-HOSKINS — The engagement of Miss Georgiana Goodhue of 
Berkeley and Captain John Oliver Hoskins, TJ. S. A., has been an- 
nounced. 
QUINN-WEBB — Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Quinn announced last week the 
engagement of their daughter, Miss Elsinore Margaret Qulnn, to 
Lieutenant Curtiss C. Webb. TJ. S. R. 
YOUNG-REED — The engagement of Miss Margaret Forsyth Young and 
Lieutenant Henry Green Reed is announced by Colonel and Mrs. 
George S. Young 

WEDDINGS 
BOND-STROUT — A wedding solemnized in San Mateo on Saturday aft- 
ernoon united Miss Ruby Bond, daughter of Mrs. William E. Bond, 
and Captain Henry Elmer Strout, TJ. S. A. 
DE YOUNG-TUCKER — The wedding of Miss Phyllis de Young and Nion 
Tucker took place Monday at the home of the bride's brother-in-law 
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. George T. Cameron, in Burlingame. 
ELLIOTT-LEIS — Garrett Brown announces the marriage of his daughter, 

Mrs. Berkeley Brown Elliott, to Edmund Ross Leis. 
IIAVENS-SHAEFER— Miss Berenice M. Havens, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. C. M. Havens, was married in San Rafael to William Shaefer. 
INGELS-HOLLAND— The marriage of Miss Chellah Otis Ingels to 
Captain George Derby Holland took place Wednesday at the Toomey 
home in the south. 
MILLER-POWELL— The marriage of Miss Alice Miller, the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Miller, and Lieutenant James E. Powell, took 
place at the home of the bride on Dolores street. 
MITCHELL-GOLLOBER— The wedding of Miss Bemice Mitchell and 

Irving Gollober has been solemnized. 
MORRIS-COWEN — Dr. and Mrs. Amiel Morris announce the marriage 
of their daughter. Miss Miriam Morris, to Mervyn S. Cowen, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Cowen of this city. 
O'BRIEN-DAVIDSON— Miss Kathryn O'Brien, daughter of James H. 
O'Brien of this city, and William John Davidson of Philadelphia were 
married at the home of the bride's sister. Mrs, Hartley Fiske Peart, 
on California street. 
ROSS-REID — Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ross of Santa Rosa have announced 
the marriage of their daughter. Miss Alice Ross, to George Reid. 
LUNCHEONS. 
COMYN — Mrs. Leslie Comyn of San Rafael was hostess at an informal 

luncheon party at the Palace Monday, having four or five guests. 
KNIGHT— Mrs. Samuel Knight entertained with a luncheon in honor of 
Mrs. George T. Marye. The luncheon was enjoyed at the home of 
the hostess in Burlingame. 
KRUSI— Mrs. Herman Krusi entertained at a luncheon Tuesday at her 

home in Alameda. 
KNIGHT— In honor of Mrs. George T. Marye, Mrs. Samuel T. Knight 
entertained about a dozen women at her home in Burlingame Monday. 
VAN SICKLEN— A charmingly informal affair was the luncheon given 
by Mrs. Horace Van Sicklen in compliment to her cousin. Miss Mar- 
garet Madison. The Woman's Athletic Club was the scene of the 
midday's pleasure. 

TEAS. 
GEORGE — Visiting Ad Club women were guests at a tea Wednesday 
afternoon at the Fairmont Hotel. Mrs. Louise George was hostess 
of the day. 

ARRIVALS. 
P.ROOKS — Mr. and Mrs. Dingby Sherman Brooks (Suzanne Pasmore) 
have returned from a trip to the Yosemite, where they divided their 
time between Glacier Point and one of the camps on the floor of 
the valley. 

CHAMBERLAIN— Mr. and Mrs. Willard Chamberlain and Mrs. Chai 

Iain's mother, Mrs. James Keeney. have returned from Long Beach, 
where they have been spending the month or June. They are at the 
Peninsula Hotel in San Mateo. 
DIBBLES— Mrs. Benjamin Dibblee and Miss Mauricia Mintzer, who have 
been residing near Camp Lewis throughout the spring and summer 
months, returned a few days ago to San Francisco, 
DOUGLAS— Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Fraser Douglas and their children 

returned from Lake County. 
GOODWIN— Mis. James W. Goodwin has returned from Santa Barbara, 
where she has been visiting her cousin. Mrs. Edgar Stow, and is at 
her home at Woodside. 
LIGGETT— Mrs. Hunter Liggett, who has been spending the past ten days 
as the guest of Mrs. Peter B. Cook at her country home on the Rus- 
sian river, returned to San Francisco Monday. ' 
MORGAN— Mrs. Cosmo Morgan of Los Angeles arrived in San Francisco 
on Monday with her daughter. Miss Sue Morgan 
Hie Hotel Cecil during the month of August. 
MEYER— Mr. and Mrs. H. L. E. Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Atkin 
son have returned from Del Monte. 



and the Misses Margaret and 
Dunne, have re- 



visiting her 



pass 



Samuel Cheney 



SPENCER— Mrs. Alice Masten Spencer 

Helen Perkins and their cousin, Miss Katherine 

turned from Rionido, on the Russian river. 
SPROULE — Mr. and Mrs. William Sproule, who have been enjoying an 

extended visit in the east, returned this week to their home on 

Pacific avenue. 
TIMLOW — Miss Emily Timlow is here from the east and i: 

aunt. Miss Emily Carolan. and others of her relatives. 
WILSON— Mrs. Mountford S. Wilson and Mrs* Gerald Rathbone returned 

early in the week from Tahoe. 

DEPARTURES. 
BREUNER — Mrs. John Breuner has gone to Miami, where she wi 

the summer months. 
BREWER— An interesting addition to the summer colony at Lake Tahoe 

will be Mrs. Milton Brewer and Miss Helen Dean. They will be gone 

for about ten days. 
CHENEY— After an enjoyable visit in San Francisco, Mrs, 

returned Wednesday to her home near Chico, 
DALTON— Mrs. B. J. Dalton, who has been spending a short time at 

the Peninsula Hotel in San Mateo, has returned to New York. 
FOLGER— Mrs. Ernest Folger. Miss Betty Folger, Miss Elena Folger 

and Miss Rosario Moran left San Francisco for Southern California 

to be gone indefinitely. 
JOHNSON— Mr. and Mrs. John G. Johnson left San Francisco on Thurs- 
day for Huntington Lake, where they will remain during the month 

of July. 
LEWTTT— Dr. and Mrs. Fred Lewitt left the first of the week for 

Southern California, where they will be the guests of Mr, and Mrs. 

Frank Johnson of San Rafael, who have a summer home at Venice. 
LUND — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lund Jr., accompanied by their two 

daughters, the Misses Beatrice and Marlon Lund, have gone to Santa 

Barbara for the summer. They are staying at the Miramar. 
MARYE — To the regret of a host of friends Mrs. George T. Marye left 

Thursday morning for Washington after a sojourn of several weeks 

in San Francisco. 
MICHELS — Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Michels left the city Sunday for Del 

Monte, where they will enjoy a visit of about six weeks. 
ROBERTS— Lieutenant and Mrs. William P. Roberts have left their 

home in Berkeley and gone to Yerba Buena, where Lieutenant Rob- 
erts has been stationed. 
SCOTT— Mis. Laurence Scott left the first of the week for the south. 
WILSON— Mr. and Mrs. Mountford Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald 

Rathbone are at Lake Tahoe as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George 

N'ewhall. 



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and at the corner of Post and Stockton streets. 

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up. American plan, $3.50 per day and up. 

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July 13. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



13 



INTIMATIONS. 
BAYHS Mr. anil Mrs, Willi. m i Ne« i"ork are here as 

Mrs. William I I. < 

BRADIJSY Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Bradley and their children are 

Bernardino county. 

I'AKUNi: Mis. Oara I.. Darling is it her lovelj 

• ■. "Solitude." in Monti 
DERB1 are enjoying a visit In Santa 

Barbara. They plan to for BeveraJ weeks. 

FITZHUGH Mr. and Mis, William Fltzhugh will divide their time this 

summer between their house in town and their country place at 

W todslde. 
i-'t'i LBR — Mr. and Mrs. \x. P. Puller are spending a few nths -at 

their summer home near Uklah. 
liAl'l'Eit — Mrs. John Stewart Happer of Toklo, Japan, who lias been 

passing the spring months In this city, has gone to Santa Barbara, 

where she will remain for the summer, Mrs. FTapper is planning 

to return to her home in the Orient in October. 
HART — Mr. and Mrs. Julian Hart of San Francisco are at Wawona for 

the summer. 
[-1ETNEMANN — Mrs. Alexander Heynemann and Iter daughter, Miss 
; ille Heynemann, are passing a few weeks at the Feather River 

Inn. 
tCEYES — Mr. and Mrs. Alexander D. Keyes are planning to leave San 

PranciSCO on the first of next month and will go to Alaska. They 

expect to be away for several weeks. 
KING — A delightful motor trip over the holidays was enjoyed by Mr. 

and Mrs. Joseph L. King Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Willian Allen Taylor, 

who have just returned to their homes in San Francisco after a 

visit in Santa Cruz. 
LUX — George H. Lux Jr. is spending his vacation on the Dibblee Ranch 

in Southern California as the guest of Dibblee Summers. 
MrKNERNEY — Mr. and Mrs. Garrett W. McEnerney are spending two 

weeks at Del Monte. 
McNEAR — Mr. and Mrs. John McNear have removed their apartments 

in the Cliff Dwellers, and have taken a house on Divisadero street. 
MILLER — Mr. and Mrs. William S. Miller have gone to Santa Cruz for 

a week's visit. 
MOORE — Mrs. Macondray Moore is in Santa Barbara at present visiting 

with her daughter, Mrs. Alvah Kaime. 
PEIXOTTO— Mr. and Mrs. Edgar D. Peixotto are at Miramar with their 

daughter and son, Miss Nina and Master Edgar Peixotto, They will 

remain at the southern resort a month or longer. 
PRATT — Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pratt and Miss Marion Pratt have re- 
turned to their apartment at the Fairmont after completing a motor 

trip to Tahoe. Yosemite and through the south as far as San Diego. 
PICKERING — Mrs. Loring Pickering, accompanied by her little son. will 

leave in a few days for San Antonio. Tex., where site will Join Cap- 
tain Pickering. 
PIEHN — Professor and Mrs. Carl Piehn and their children are spending 

the month of July at Independence Lake. 
ST'MMER — Dibblee Summer and George H. Lux Jr. are passing several 

weeks at the Dibblee ranch near Santa Barbara, Later they will 

visit Santa Cruz Island. 
TUCKER — Mr. and Mrs. Nion Tucker left for Tahoe Tuesday. They 

will be at the lake until about September 1. returning here to make 

their home at the de Young residence in California street. 



ROWE Mr. .111,1 Mrs, c V. Howe oi Burling) are onjoying n visit in 

Santa Cruz. 
I PHAM Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Prince Upham, who 

summer at their prettj bungalow in Mill ... entertain 

Mrs. Upham's aunt, Mrs, a, i,n, \i,i„,h who returned recentlj from 

Washington, D, C. 
VAN FLEET — Miss Julia Van Pleet, who is spending the summer at 

Iverness, spent the week-end in Kan Franc) 
VAN BERGEN— Mr. ami Mrs. Edgar Van Bergen ei 6 m-sts at 

their country place in Woodside over the week-end. 
VAN WYCK — Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Van Wyes an pi tiding e few weeks 

at Emerald Bay Camp, Lake Tahoe. 
WHEELER — Miss Jean Wheeler is at the family summer I te on the 

McCloud river. 
ZEILE— Miss Marion Zelle plans to go south about the 16th of this 

month. She will visit with Mr. and Mrs. Talbot Walker, wini are in 

San Diego at present. 



REGISTRATIONS AT HOTEL CLARK, LOS ANGELES 

Arrivals at the Hotel Clark, Los Angeles, recently included 
H. Williams, Miss H. Steinhart, Mrs. L. W. Knights, Mrs. A. 
Walley, P. C. Hale, Dr. T. R. Heintz, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. 
Tookes, Geo. W. Campbell, Robert A. A. Thomson, Mr. and 
Mrs. F. L. Whitton, A. S. Williamson, Lloyd Henley, A. A. 
Young, P. P. Sheridan. Mrs. J. F. Hiliard, Mrs. E. Van Rib- 
bink, L. Ash, R. S. Brown, E. T. Hall, Rude C. Wilson, A. W. 
Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Stearns, J. J. Flatley, Mr. and Mrs. 
J. E. Manson, S. A. Hoefyen, E. H. Norris, Mr. and Mrs. M. K. 
Billion, P. A. Tucker, G. H. Chilcote, S. A. Arnold, H. Cunning- 
ham, H. L. Burross, Nikola Djnovich, T. Ross, Mrs. T. J. Pal- 
mer and children, E. E. Pickering, F. J. Davis, Mrs. M. E. Cole, 
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Snover, Loretta F. Wilson, Edna M. O'Shea, 
Elsie M. Schou, Dr. S. D. Barnes, Mrs. Anna N. Jefferies, M. H. 
Robbins, M. Spiegelman and Son, M. Blackfield, J. H. Linisky, 
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Lotz, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Karr, D. F. 
Ayres, D. C. Kozminsky, Mrs. Karl Brehme. Edith Young, Mr. 
and Mrs. C. N. Stewart, W. A. Billings, Geo. J. De Martini, and 
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Baily, of San Francisco; A. J. Leno. Mrs. H. 
Dillion, Miss Alma Hofleny, F. A. Richards, S. L. Duncan, S. 
H. Harris, Miss F. A. Ruttey, Miss Ruttey. Mr. and Mrs. Bob 
Martland. Mrs. T. H. McLellan and Jas. A. Goggins, of Oak- 
land; and Miss Harnett Day. C. M. Titus. Chas. Lawrence 
Baker, Stanley B. Freeborn, Miss Lillian D. Clark. Mr. and 
Mrs. J. Donohue, Miss Ruth Donohue, Mrs. T. R. Brock. Mrs. 
G. H. Mathewson. H. A. White, Chas. L. Baker, Leroy A. Pal- 
mer, Mr. and Mrs. M. Warner, Miss C. C. Bedford. Mrs. Chas. 
Green and Miss K. Green, of Berkeley. 




£ COODKI \1 a . i \vS 



OUR MOUNTAIN HOME. 

There's a cabin in the mountains 

By a winding, rushing stream. 

You can see the smoking chimney 

In the frosty morning's gleam; 

And the porch that's nearly covered 

With wild honeysuckle vines 

And cones, which carpet thick the ground 

'Neath our sentinels, the pines. 

Within, a fireplace built of stones 

Holds ever a lasting charm ; 

I draw my pictures from the flames 

Blazing therein, red and warm. 

Our music, rare, is of the birds. 

And a little waterfall; 

The ripple of the shallow stream. 

With the quail's sweet morning call. 

And the voices of the children 
Down the rockv mountain path 
As they're driving out to pasture 
Our black cow and little calf. 
Why! it's full of all the beauty 
That is Nature's very own. 
And there's happiness and comfort 
In our little mountain home. 

Stephanie East B: 



Luther Burbank, "California Plant Wizard." shows U. S. Marines 
through his experimental war gardens at Santa Rosa. Cal. 
Enlist today with the U. S. Marines at 371 Market St. 



"He's specializing in the higher 

mathematics," said Mrs. Twickembury. "Just 
now he's studying paralytic geometry." 



14 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 13, 1918 



INSURANCE 



The rumors long prevailing regarding a change in the man- 
agement of the Caledonian, American of Newark, and Camden 
Fire, were amply verified by the action of United States Man- 
ager Post of the Caledonian, who has affected an arrangement 
whereby all these companies are to be transferred to the Bal- 
four. Guthrie agency on October 1. This latter firm has for 
a number of years, confined its operations to marine insurance, 
but was previously the general agent for the Caledonian and 
has abundant facilities for doing a large fire underwriting busi- 
ness. In addition to the companies above enumerated Balfour, 
Guthrie & Company will represent the Union Insurance Com- 
pany of Canton and it is probable that several of the com- 
panies at present writing marine business through the agency 
will do a fire business as well. Hoadley, who is a son of Presi- 
dent Hoadley of the American, will be employed on a salaried 
basis as manager of their fire department. 

* * * 

The Continental Casualty Company of Chicago this month 
reinsured the railroad business of the American Casualty of 
Washington. Vice-President Manton Maverick and Secretary 
W. H. Betts of the Continental Casualty, who compiled the 
details of the deal, stopped over at San Francisco enroute to 
Tacoma, early in the month, and met E. S. Behrens of Behrens 
& Company, general agents for the company, for a conference, 
but their stay was too brief to admit of social greetings from 
a host of California friends who would have liked to have so im- 
proved the opportunity. 

» » * 

John Perry, who has been appointed a special agent for 
Law Union & Rock and Union Assurance by Manager H. H. 
Smith, was formerly a local agent at Aberdeen, Wash. He suc- 
ceeds Raymond C. Gillette, who recently resigned. He will 
operate in Eastern Washington. Montana and Northern Idaho, 
and have his headquarters at Spokane. Perry has seen three 
years' experience at the Western front, where he was decorated 
by the British for bravery. 

* * * 

Charles F. Helganz, who has accepted the position of claims 
adjuster for the Georgia Casualty Company's Pacific depart- 
ment, formerly had charge of the claims department of the 
Royal Indemnity's San Francisco office. For several months 
past he has been engaged in the practice of law. 

* • • 

Sam Lewis, for years city manager for the Liverpool and 
London and Globe, and who, during several months past, has 
been doing field work for that company in Southern California, 
with headquarters at Los Angeles, has accepted an appoint- 
ment as city agent at San Francisco for the Phoenix Assurance 
and allied companies under Manager Knowles. 

* * * 

The Skandinavia Re-Insurance Company of Copenhagen, 
Denmark, has applied for a California license and will do a 
general marine. George H. Tyson has been appointed 
general agent. The Skandinavia has been doing business in 
this country for about two years. Sumner Ballard is United 
States manager. William H. McGee is at the head of the 

company's marine department. 

* * * 

The Pacific Board has called the attention of its members 
to the fact that on account of the increased cost of both build- 
ings and stocks, readjustment should be made in policies con- 
taining the co-insurance clause. 

* • • 

In the face of complaints of discouraging conditions from 
companies engaged in similar branches of underwriting, the 
Fidelity and Casualty this month declared a regular quarterly 
dividend of 4 per cent and reports a substantial gain in its 
earnings since its retirement from the casualty branch of the 
business. 

* * * 

A semi-annual divident of 2 l / 2 per cent was paid to the stock- 
holders of the Vulvan Fire of Oakland this month. Manager 
Keith reports a very favorable experience for the company thus 
far, with a bright future in prospect. 



EXHIBIT OF WAR ART ORIGINALS BY GREATEST 
OF WAR ARTISTS ON DISPLAY. 

For the benefit of the blind French soldiers, an exhibition 
and sale of paintings of the artists of the Allies is being held 
in the Paul Elder Gallery this week, to continue until next Fri- 
day evening, July 19. The display includes originals by such 
masters as Louis Raemaekers, Jonas, Poulbot, Forain, Pann and 
Berne Bellecourt. 

The collection is brought to San Francisco by M. Willy 
Rogers, who is serving his country in this way, since his wounds 
will no longer permit him to fight in the trenches. He has just 
come from a tour of the larger cities of South America, and 
will take the collection of pictures to Australia and the Anti- 
podes as soon as the present exhibition is over. 

This collection was displayed in the ballroom of the Palace 
Hotel for a few days, during which time an admission charge 
was made. The most interesting of the paintings, together with 
several canvases that have not been shown previously, are 
now in the Paul Elder gallery. The public is invited, and there 
is no admission charge. 

The proceeds from the sale of the pictures is to go twards 
establishing a home for the blind soldiers of France. The ex- 
hibit is under the control and patronage of the general consul 
of France and is endorsed by the friends of France. 



IS MAYOR ROLPH A CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR? 

Now comes the thrilling report from Mayor Rolph's "friends, 
with dictaphone connections, that the Mayor will be a candi- 
date. Sacramento declared he would announce himself July 
4. Many local politicians and the candidates already in the 
field are as usual of the "Missoury"' type and they demand the 
usual "show me." They demand an announcement from "Sunny 
Jim" himself. All of which gives opportunity for the agile, 
resourceful lieutenants of the Mayor to make a number of new 
wire connections on the trunk line of local politics, connections 
that may develop some very fruitful results in a combination 
way. The retiring and indifferent way in which the Mayor has 
ignored politics has given his lieutenants some very pretty op- 
portunities to figure out the chances on ballot returns, especially 
since Heney has entered the ring. To get on either the Repub- 
lican or the Democratic ticket, or on both, would be easy, as 
he requires less than 2,000 signatures to get on both of them. 
Gavin McNab is beginning to flicker on the horizon and the 
Heney chances grow with the days. Heney opened his cam- 
paign in San Bernardino early this week. Woolwine, Hayes, 
Fickert and McGee are now plugging for votes in various parts 
of the south end of the State. 



CHEER UP AT TECHAU TAVERN. 

When you stop to think of it. the making of people happy, 
of lifting them, for a time at least, out of their everyday lives 
and restoring the lively spirit youth to those who take the 
world and themselves a bit too seriously, is a work worthy 
of the most sincere commendation. And that is what they are 
doing at Techau Tavern — waking people up and setting them 
to dancing to the rr.usic of the best Jazz Orchestra that ever 
set one's feet atingling to be up and at it. Just to make it a 
bit more interesting, the management devised the Merchandise 
Dances and purchased the most bewildering lot of intimate 
articles of ladies' wear, all of silk, from Livingston Bros., of 
Geary street, and presents a number of them, as well as a 
five-dollar War Savings Stamp, every evening, at dinner and 
after the theater, without any kind of competition. Another 
fascinating feature of the evening program is a bevy of fair 
maidens, the Show Girl Revue Corps, who sing as well as they 
look, which is saying a good deal, and who present a very va- 
ried program of operatic selections, ballads and ragtime melo- 
dies. 



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15 



FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



Country Club time is here, and also the time for Country 
Club clothes, both of the sport and dress variety. From every 
side come reports of the popularity of the sleeveless sports 
coat, sometimes worn with a matching skirt and sometimes with 
a skirt of white or some contrasting color. Even as riding 
habits, these coats have taken the place of sweaters of wool 
or silk. Baronette satin is used for many of the separate skirts, 
and with these fascinating skirts are worn thin waists of Georg- 
ette crepe, silk crepe or voile. Afternoon dresses of the more 
formal variety are made of Georgette crepe, chiffon, or satin. 
With these costumes, the cape's the thing, made of satin or 
heavy silk, and a hat with a sheer brim, perhaps of Georgette 
crepe or chiffon. Then, too, organdie dresses and their ac- 
companying organdie hats are very much the vogue for after- 
noon wear. Some of these dainty frocks have hemstitching in 
the waist and skirt, forming an intricate design, the only trim- 
ming deemed necessary. Ruffles, however, are ever dear to the 
heart of the summer girl, and are in no wise neglected this year. 
One finds them on every type of dress, from the almost-tailored 
morning frock to the filmiest of evening dresses. Petticoats (for 
we are once more indulging in these luxuries) ! are much be- 
ruffled. Indeed, all that is possible has been done to issure a 
delightful stage setting for summer, 1918. 

For Sunny Afternoons. 

Only the thinnest things appeal to one as the mercury 
mounts, and, after all, it is the thin materials that seem to suit 
best one's moods. There are so many pretty new designs in the 
thin materials. Printed chiffons, voiles and marquisettes that 
delight one by their very daintiness. The big sprawly figures 




like appearance to the delicate lace. Often the sleeves are quite 
long, and rather tight, and the neck may be of the collarless va- 
riety. Sashes or girdles of a harmonizing shade are crushed 
about the waist, ending either in long fringed ends or a huge 
Japanese bow. 

About Color Schemes. 

There has been a good deal of talk about the psychological 
effect of the war on women's clothes, and much discussion as 
to the right and wrong of new clothes at all. From our Allies we 
are getting numerous proof that the men who have returned from 
the front "on leave" notice the clothes the women are wearing. 
If this be the case, the same thing holds true in the case of the 
men who are going "over there." Surely it is our duty as well 
as our privilege to dress as well as we can. 

Colors play an important part. In many of the hospitals 
where wounded soldiers are being nursed back to health, the 
colors of their surroundings are considered as much as their 
medicine and other treatment. Colors that we are wearing this 
summer are gay, and feminine, and it is right that they should 
be so. We, "over here," must do all in our power to keep things 
bright and cheerful. 

Where Figures Count. 

Another design developed in figured voile is illustrated here. 
The odd hip drapery is a decided style feature, the collar and 
straps are cut in one and it is the straps that hold this drapery 
in place. This is truly a dress of distinction. 



Of Figured Chiffon Ovei White Silk Odd Hip Drapery on Printed Voile Drers 



that seem to be favorites this season are. as a rule, in some dark 
color, a decided green, blue, rose or violet on a white or cream 
ground. The dress illustrated here was of printed chiffon, giv- 
ing the effect at a little distance of gray, for the figures were 
black on a white ground, made over white silk. The draped 
tunic is one piece, softly pleated at the waistline. As all skirts 
are narrow this year, this is no exception, for it measures but 
one and one-half yards at the lower edge. The sleeves are made 
of white chiffon for coolness. 

Lace dresses are considered very smart, also. Sometimes the 
runic is of chantilly lace, either draped on the hips, or simply 
gathered at the waist. The underdress is usually of white, golden 
yellow or some other fairly light color, giving almost a fairy- 




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San Francisco News Letter 



July 13, 1918 



ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION OF THE ASSOCIATED 
AD. CLUBS. 

Charles M. Schwab, director-general of the Emergency Fleet 
Corporation, drew from an audience of 12,000 persons a great 
volleying tribute of cheers at the "inspirational" meeting that 
marked the opening of the fourteenth annual convention of the 
Associated Advertising Clubs of the World at the Greek Theater 
in Berkeley this week. 

While the great energizing force of advertising was the un- 
derlying impulsion of the meeting. Schwab stepped forth in the 
hearts and minds of the audience as a symbol of the indomi- 
table energy of American manhood and he was accorded an 
ovation rarely tendered a visitor to the bay section as he faced 
the great throng. 

Schwab brought laughter to the lips of the thousands who 
heard him and first-hand information of the Government's ship- 
building program, but more important than all was his message 
of confidence in the Government's ability to care for the boys 
"over there" and to stamp Kaiserism from the face of the earth. 

As one person the vast throng leaped to its feet when Schwab 
was presented as "America's foremost workman" by Chairman 
F. W. Kellogg. A few minutes before the nearness of war had 
been brought home to the audience when four army aeroplanes 
winging their way from Mather Field, near Sacramento, ap- 
peared in the sky. 

Schwab said: "The decision of the advertising men to come 
to California and San Francisco was a wise one. I have been 
here one week and here I have found the true meaning of hospi- 
tality and appreciation of work well done— the true spirit of 
American manhood and womanhood and the most energetic 
and patriotic community I have yet visited. Even the Presi- 
dent of the United States was used to help bring this conven- 
tion to San Francisco — he commanded me to be here and wel- 
come you. 

"This outpouring is not a tribute to me as an individual, 
but to the great undertaking I and my associates are engaged 
in. All of the important shipbuilding plants we started out to 
build will be in operation in a month. We are putting in the 
water one 10.000-ton liner a day. and we will soon double this 
output. We will have enough ships to take care of the boys 
on the other side. 

"This district deserves more credit than any other district 
in the country. Here you have set the shipbuilding pace for the 
Nation. One of the big factors in the success of the shipbuild- 
ing program has been the fact that the press of the country has 
stopped criticizing and is now giving credit to the shipbuilders." 

Mayor Rolph told of the fight made by San Francisco to win 
the advertising men's convention. He pointed to the honor 
flags won by San Francisco in war drives and in shipbuilding, 
and declared the patriotic spirit of the city second to none in 
the world. He asserted the cities of the bay to be bound to- 
gether by not only the Golden Gate but the united purpose of 
backing the Government and President Wilson to a man. 

"To me this afternoon is accorded the happy privilege ot 
extending a welcome not only in the name of San Francisco, 
but in the name of all the cities around the bay. a hearty, whole- 
souled welcome to the men and the women who have traveled 
the length and breadth of our land, have crossed the seas, to 
be here as the guests of San Francisco." 

Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president of the University of Cali- 
fornia, spoke at the inspirational meeting. 

William C. D'Arcy, president of the Associated Advertising 
Clubs, of the World, in responding to the addresses of welcome, 
declared the reception accorded the delegates was the most 
cordial in its fourteen years of existence. "We are here," said 
D'Arcy, "to take everything you have to give and spread it 
over the east. When Schwab finishes his task and the boys 
come back from over there, we will fill the boats through ad- 
vertising and send them over to a greater commerce." 

Lieutenant Paul Verdier. of San Francisco, who is in the 
French army ; Maurice Casenave. Minister of the French High 
Commission, and Miss Kathleen Burke of England, known as 
the "Angel of the Trenches," were introduced by Chairman 
Kellogg, and each was given an ovation. 

In response to the welcome extended the delegates by Dr. 
Benjamin Ide Wheeler. William D'Arcy, president of the Asso- 
ciated Advertising Clubs of America, said : 

"Mind-power moves the world. A great university like this 



is a powerhouse. It trains and develops the mind — for works. 

"Advertising is highly specialized mind-power applied to 
industry. In these latter days we have seen its scope of oper- 
ations broadened until it takes in man's political and social and 
even international relations. 

"Advertising began as an after-thought of business and be- 
came the forethought. Advertising was used as an afterthought 
of war, but it has become the forethought of preparedness and 
a means of mobilizing and motivating our military energies. 
In the language of President Wilson, our immediate purpose 
here is to mobilize the best thought and promote greatest ac- 
tivity in all lines of business in these times of stress and exi- 
gency. 

"It is fit that advertising should come here to this seat of 
learning for its inspiration. We all know — we deeply realize — 
that the hope and the future of advertising lie in education. 
Advertising will be just what the trained mind can make it. 
Advertising must look to the university, not only for its in- 
spiration, but for its own working forces. It is only through 
education that it can justify its claim to the title of a high pro- 
fession. 

"To make advertising more and more what everybody realizes 
it should be — not only in effectiveness but in ethics — will re- 
quire more and more the kind of training that only a university 
can give it." 

With the enthusiastic welcome given the delegates, partly 
over, they buckled down to the business end of their gathering 
here in convention. Hearty entertainment tags them at every 
turn. Dinners have been held at the Bohemian and other clubs 
and pleasure and good will of every variety flock at their heels. 



PASSING OF ZOETH S. ELDREDGE. AUTHOR OF 
CALIFORNINA HISTORY. 

After an illness of several months, following the loss of his 
wife. Zoeth Skinner Eldredge died tRis week at the family 
residence in Divisadero street. He was born in Buffalo, N. Y.. 
in 1846 and educated in the public schools there. He came to 
California in 1868 and filled various responsible positions. In 
1868 he was acting cashier of the United States Mint at Carson, 
Nev. ; secretary and manager of the Virginia Savings Bank 
from 1869 to 1873; cashier of the Pacific Bank, San Francisco, 
in 1884; National Bank Examiner for Pacific Coast States in 
1905; president of the National Bank of the Pacific in San 
Francisco in 1909. 

He married twice. His first wife was a daughter of Dr. B. P. 
Ellis and died in 1882. His second marriage took place in 
Boston, his wife being Miss Maria Webster. 

Eldredge found considerable time for literary activity. He 
was author of the "March of Portola," published in 1909. and 
"Beginners of San Francisco," which appeared in 1912. He 
was editor of a history of California. His son, Stanley Eld- 
redge, is a playwright. He is also survived by two daughters. 

* * * 

William R. Sherwood, one of the most prominent local citi- 
zens, died this week, aged 62 years. He is survived by his sister, 
Ethel Diamond Sherwood, a brother, Henry H. Sherwood, and 
two children, William Robert Sherwood Jr. and Elizabeth 
Sherwood. 



"Do you think prohibition has completely stopped the use of 
alcohol?" "I won't say that." replied Broncho Bob. "But it has 
done a heap o good in keepin' good liquor from bein' so common 
as to be handled keerless." — Washington Star. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets. 



1866 OUR FIFTY-SECOND YEAR 1918 

LA GRANDE & WHITE'S LAUNDRY CO. 

TELEPHONE MARKET 916 

250 Twelfth Street - San Francisco 



QUALITY QUANTITY ECONOMY DURABILITY 



July 13. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



17 




R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

The changes wrought by the motor car in summer resort con- 
ditions are more striking this year than ever before. 

The summer resort and summer boarding house has prac- 
tically gone out of existence. Places that formerly delighted 
in announcing that every room was taken can now hardly fill 
one wing of the structure. In many cases resorts have had to 
close up on account of the lack of patronage. 

This is a universal condition, not the shifting of popularity 
from one point to another and this change in conditions can be 
traced to the motor car. 

The resorts that continue to exist are those that cater to the 
over-night trade, people no longer rusticate in one particular 
spot. They motor and if it be vacation time, finds them 100 
miles distant every night. 

The sections that enjoy this trade are those that can boast 
of good roads. No matter how attractive a place may be, if 
the roads that lead to it are poor it cannot exist. 

This year when everyone is working there are no real vaca- 
tions, periods of one or two weeks of idleness. What recrea- 
tion is taken is enjoyed in the motor car, principally over the 
Saturday half holiday and Sunday. This means 26 to 52 trips 
yearly, a small number as compared to the many points of in- 
terest in this section of the state. 

The result is that only those sections are visited where good 
roads exist and the resorts that have poor highways leading 
to them are not considered. This has been most strikingly illus- 
trated this year in touring. 

While large expenditures for road improvements is not in 
keeping with the times yet it is necessary that a certain amount 
of work shall be done to make them inviting, for every time 
a wheel turns on a motor car it means the expenditure of money 
and it is only its circulation that causes prosperity, which is 
the one great necessity in providing funds in the form of taxes 
with which the government can successfully carry on the war 
from a financial standpoint. 

When one is making money it is not such a hard thing to 
pay taxes or submit to the increased cost of living, but when 
business is poor, then comes the pinch. 
* * * 

The increased cost of railroad fares has increased the value 
of the motor car. Owners already have found out that they can 
take their family to practically any point on the coast for less 
money than it cost them by railroad, even figuring in the de- 
preciation on their automobile. 

While the average owner does not drive on railroad time, yet 
the difference between any points on the coast and San Fran- 
cisco is so little more in time that outside of urgent trips, the 
automobile is today the most economical mode of transportation. 

While this might not be the case where one or two persons 
are concerned, yet where there are four to seven the saving 
is most pronounced. 

Even counting in the extra night hotel accommodation owners 
traveling to San Diego and back have saved more than half the 
railroad fare. 

This fact is becoming recognized and many who previously 
did not own automobile are now buying. Big business houses 
that sent their representatives over the country in railroad trains 
are now equipping their force with automobiles, figuring that 
they will pay for themselves in less than a year. 

• » • 

Keep to the right, especially on turns. This does not mean 
right center. In the event of an accident nine times out of ten 
if you "re on the right you're in the right. 




Mrs. M. T. Francis, now in France driving ambulance, and Mrs. R. 
E. McCabe, Fresno. Graduates of the Pacific Automobile School, San 
Francisco). 

To remove rust from a rim, the tire should be taken off and 
the rusty parts rubbed clean with coarse emery paper. Then 
smooth the surface with finer emery paper and rejapan the rim, 
applying one coat to the outside and two to the inside, making 
sure first that the surface is smooth and free from rust. Rough- 
ness may be quickly detected by running the hand along the 
edge of the rim. When the edge of the rim is too uneven for 
the use of emery paper, first use a file, after which emery 
paper may be used for finishing. 

• * * 

Over inflation not only subjects the canvas of the casing to 
an unnecessary strain, but also robs the tire of its resiliency. 
Thus an over-inflated tire when running over an obstruction 
instead of absorbing the shock transmits the full force of the 
jolt to the mechanism of the car. 

• * * 

The brake mechanism seldom gets the lubrication it de- 
serves. Oil is required on the pins supporting the brake shoes 
and upon the bearing points of the cams or toggle mechanism, 
which actuates the brakes. These parts usually depend for 
lubrication on the hand oil can. 

Beginning at the operating lever, every point in the brake 
rod needs occasional oiling, as do the bearings of the compen- 
sating shaft. 

Before starting on a long trip be sure you are well supplied 

with prepared inner tube or "gasoline" patches. 

• • • 

Moisture on the exposed part of the porcelain will often 
cause a spark plug to fire irregularly. This trouble may be ob- 
viated by greasing the porcelain with vaseline or hard grease. 
A useful bit of knowledge during a protracted spell of wet 
weather. 

• • » 

Many car owners do not realize the importance of keeping 
the spark plugs clean. The points of the plug seldom need 
cleaning, but grease and mineral dirt do accumulate on the 
exterior and interior of the porcelain, so that the current passes 
that way instead of jumping the gap, as is intended. The plugs 

should be kept clean or ignition troubles will result. 

• • • 

On account of the heavy strain which bolts of demountable 
rims are subjected to. it is advisable to make frequent inspec- 
tions and see that all nuts are kept tight. If the threads of any 
bolts are worn, put in new bolts as many unnecessary acci- 
dents occur through this neglect. 
* * * 

Smith (at the wheel) — Do you know, I have a new theory 
about saving tires. Nervous Companion — Good heavens! What 
was that noise? Smith (wearily) — Only another theory ex- 
ploded. — Baltimore American. 



18 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 13, 1918 



Of Interest to Motorists 



The man who buys a box of socket wrenches is making a 
good investment. They save time and keep nuts and bolts in 
good condition, since they fit perfectly and do not round off 
the edges. Open-end wrenches are next best. If you must 
use a monkey wrench set it up carefully and avoid rounding off 

the nut corners as much as possible. 

* * * 

Small cuts in the treads should be filled with tire putty. 
Clean out the cut with gasoline and cover sides of cut with a 
thin layer of cement. Let cement dry and then fill cut with a 
small piece of tire putty. In twenty-four hours it will be set 
and the tire may be used. Large cuts in the rubber may be 
mended at home with a portable vulcanizer, but cut through 
the fabric must be vulcanized at a regular repair station. 

* * * 

It frequently happens that a screw is so located that a lock 
nut, cotter pin or the usual devices cannot be used to hold it. 
By cutting a short length of iron wire, bending it a little and 
then, after the screw has been sunk under the surface, driving 
the wire in so that it lies in the slot, the screw will be firmly 
held in place. 

* * * 

In preparing electrolyte for storage batteries, nothing but 
chemically pure sulphuric acid and distilled water should be 
used. Commercial grades of acid and ordinary drinking water 
contain enough metallic impurities to cause disintegration of 
the active material, inducing sulphating and ruining the bat- 
tery in short order. 

* * * 

To clean brass that is too badly discolored to yield to ordi- 
nary polishes, try dipping it in nitric acid for a few minutes, 
after which it should be plunged into water and then should 
be thoroughly dried in sawdust. Nitric acid should be handled 

with care and kept off the clothing or skin. 

* * * 

Oil drained from the engine and gear compartments should 
not be thrown away. One of the many uses for it is for oiling 
spring levers. It also should be used for exposed parts, such 
as the brake connections. The careful owner will filter the 

oil before using it again. 

* * * 

It is hard to restore blemished aluminum to its pristine 
luster; especially is it difficult to get the frosted finish back 
again. Try dipping the aluminum parts in a bath of water 
slightly acidulated with sulphuric acid, allowing them to re- 
main in the fluid for some time. 

* * * 

In removing play from rod bearings by reducing shim thick- 
ness, great care should be exercised to get each rod bearing 
as free as every other bearing. To make ">ne bearing tight 
and another rather free in movement is courting trouble, for in 

most cases it will be found that a knock will result. 

* * * 

Stay clear of the car tracks whenever you can. You'll save 
tires as well as the tempers of many in the trolley behind. Re- 
member that the tracks are reserved chiefly and primarily for 

the trolley. 

* • • 

Notwithstanding an increase of 66,000 motor cars in New 
York State during the last year, automobile accidents have 
been decreased by two-thirds outside of New York City, ac- 
cording to a report of the National Highways Association. 

* * * 

The use of split rivets instead of the solid type makes the 
operation of relining the brakes very very much simpler. The 
rivets are inserted so that the heads are against the metal 
hands. The split end is opened out and sinks into the lining. 
A round steel bar inserted into the jaws of the vise makes an 

ideal tool for spreading the split rivets in place. 

* * * 

When the water pump gland leaks do not assume that it is 
due to the nut not being tight. Frequently tightening of the 
nut does not help at all. and in this case it is due to poor pack- 
ing. Rather than try to use old packing and tighten the nut 
too much, change the packing. 



"The conservation of manpower and time demands the use 
of both the passenger car and motor truck," says W. L. Hugh- 
son of the Kissel Kar. 

"The passenger car insures rapid individual transportation 
necessary to direct and manage the multiplicity of industrial, 
commercial and governmental activities that keep the wheels 
of production turning. 

"The motor truck permits rapid and uninterrupted transpor- 
tation of the goods and supplies produced by the help of the 
passenger car and delivers them to shipping points or receiving 
depots with a minimum use of manpower and loss of time. 

"Without the passenger car, the motor truck would have less 
service to render, and without the motor truck, the passenger 
car's activities would be greatly curtailed. They both render 
a valuable service to the government, to our allies, and to the 
public, that cannot be duplicated by any other type of trans- 
portation equipment.'' 

• * • 

Rust is an enemy of rubber. It will pay the motorist to in- 
spect occasionally the condition of the rims on the wheels of 
his car, especially if the outer surfaces of the casings near the 
heads looks rusty. This discoloration is rust caused by rusted 
rims. This rust, if not arrested, will gradually eat through the 
rubber, attacking the canvas of the tire. In time the edges of 
the rusted rims become more and more uneven, tearing and 
eventually destroying the beads. Furthermore, rust works in 
between the beads and the rims, leaving space for water, which 
also damages the rubber. 

» » * 

When putting the car in commission for the year and every 
month during the running season, the hub caps should be 
thoroughy cleaned out, all the grease and verdigris removed, 
after which the caps should be repacked with fresh grease. It 
is also well to clean out the hubs and bearings, washing them 
thoroughly with gasoline so that dirt and grit will be dislodged. 
When this has been done the moving parts should be again 
lubricated, the hub caps put back in place and the car can be 

driven without fear of improperly lubricated axles. 

• • • 

Valve caps have a way of sticking in place so as to defy all 
ordinary efforts to dislodge them. When this happens, it is 
a good plan to cut out a section of the rim with a cold chisel 
and then drill a series of 3-16th inch holes from this cutout 
section of the rim up to the threads. Enlarge this series of 
drill holes into a slot with the chisel, and then give the rim 
a smart tap with a steel bar or other convenient piece of stock. 
This will bend the cap or crack it, so that it can be easily un- 
screwed. 

• * * 

Binding of the bushings that surround the push rods fre- 
quently causes trouble. This may be caused by the oil becom- 
ing gummy or by valve grinding grit that has got down into 
the interior. If the aperture is closed with a cloth before the 

valves are ground this latter trouble will be obviated. 

• • • 

Prest-O-Lite is the oldest service to automobile owners 

in America. It supplies a universal battery service of expert 

character, and places that service at the disposal of all car 

owners, no matter what cars they drive, or what batteries they 

use. Learn to lean on Prest-O-Lite Service. It will make your 

battery a better battery. Earl P. Cooper, 28 Oak street. 
* * * 

There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



U. S. Garage 



Pearson Garage 



750 Bush Street 345 Bush Street 

Phone Garfield 713 Phone Douglas 2120 

Repair Shop and Annex 350 Bush Street 



Largest and most complete Garages in the West 



July 13. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



19 






UQNANOAy 



There seem to be the beginnings of 
The Cost of Living. some stability in the prices of the 

commodities most necessary to life 
and reasonable comfort. Prices are very high as compared with 
former years and tend to increase, but there are no more sudden 
jumps. Prices must be high for several reasons. One of these 
reasons is the drastic taxation. Such taxes as business now 
has to bear can only be paid from corresponding profits and 
when we pay what seems to us exorbitant prices we are really, 
in part, paying war taxes which have been passed on to us. It 
is for that purpose that the government allows liberal profits on 
all its own contracts, expecting what is virtually a discount when 
it collects taxes. There is also coming to be an understanding 
that sales to private persons are to be on a corresponding basis. 
They include taxes which ultimately help bear the cost of war, 
cr the means of buying the Liberty bonds. Such an adjustment 
requires time but gradually all classes are realizing that no one 
should make extra personal profit out of the calamity which has 
befallen the world. Wage earners are responding as well as 
others, according to their means, and if here and there one is 
disposed to hoard what he gets he at once meets the very co- 
ercive pressure of public opinion. A very large part of the high 
cost of living is payment of the cost of war, and there is general 
insistence that each shall pay his share. 



In response to the comptroller's call at Washington, D. C. 

on National Banks regarding bank resources and liabilities as 
of June 29 last, the Anglo and London-Paris National Bank has 
made report. The totals of leading items of June 29 last, as 
compared with the call of March 4 last, follow. Loans and 
discounts, $40,316,788 vs. $29,863,877; customer liability on let- 
ters of credit, etc., $14,398,085 vs. $10,432,370; cash and sight 
exchange. $26,221,998 vs. $26,143,007; surplus and undivided 
profits, $2,378,750 vs. $2,301,792; letters of credit, etc., $14,- 
398,085 vs. $10,432,370; deposits, $74,053,624 vs. $59,341,184; 
resources.- $101,638,459 vs. $84.771,495— an extraordinary good 
showing. 



Discussion among sugar growers in Hawaii reveals the 

fact that the recent advance in the price of sugar of $1 per ton 
is not considered adequate to meet higher production costs, 
which have been shared by sugar planters in common with all 
other industries. The price was advanced from 6.005 cents a 
pounds to 6.055 cents, which, sugar factors point out, represents 
a rise of less than 1 per cent in raw prices. 

Data prepared by the associated factors shows that of the 
present crop there has been marketed about 200,000 tons. The 
estimated crop for this year is 525,000 tons, so that there re- 
mains for delivery about 325,000 tons. The price increase 
which has been granted would therefore make a difference to 
Hawaiian planters of not much more than $300,000 on this 
year's crop, assuming that no further change is made until the 
entire output is disposed of. 

It is understood that the efforts of refiners were responsible 
for the recent increase. Several weeks ago they presented 
figures to show that their then margin of $1.45, or $1.30 net per 
ton. was inadequate, and they asked for an increase to $1.74 
net. This increase was apparently been allowed by permitting 
them lo raise their selling price 1 cent a pound and dividing 
that between them and the producers of raw sugar. 



The report of the Crocker National Bank to the call of 

conditions by the comptroller of the treasury of Washington, 
D. C. as of June 29 last, as compared with that of May 10 pre- 
ceding, shows that in the interim that loans and discounts have 
advanced from $21,243,893 to $22,490,835; cash and sight ex- 
change from $10,899,056 to $12,778,985; surplus and undivided 
profits have increased from $4,245,861 to $4,302,254; deposits 
show a thrifty and excellent increase from $29,360,751 to $30.- 
317.002. The total in resources and liabilities make a sound 
and substantial advance in the period of some six weeks of $41.- 
111.398 to $43,877,073. 



The recent call of the comptroller of the treasury at 

Washington on the National Banks of the country as of June 29 
last, compared with the call of March 4 last, shows changes as 
follows in the leading items : Loans and discounts have increased 
from $35,247,453 to $41,691,508; customers' liability on letters 
of credit $2,388,522 vs. $4,657,757; cash on hand, $19,766,358 
vs. $21,706,420; surplus and undivided profits, $5,141,785 vs. 
$5,177,296; other letters of credit $2,388,522 vs $4,657,757; de- 
posits. $53,204,571 vs. $61,007,819; total assets increased in the 
March-June period. $74,278,215 vs. $84,342,472. a sound, sub- 
stantial and remarkable gain. 



AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 



BANK OF 
NEW SOUTH WALES 



(ESTABLISHED 1811) 



Paid-up Capital 

Reserve Fund 

Reserve Liability of 
Proprietors 

Aggregate Assets 
30th Sept. 1917 




$19,524,300.00 
- 14,375,000.00 
■ 19,524,300.00 

$53,423,600.00 

$285,767,140.00 



J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

334 BRANCHES and AGENCIES in the Australian States, New Zealand. 
Fiji. Papua. (New Guinea), and London. The Bank transacts every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 



Bead Office: 
GEORGE STREET. SYDNEY. 



London Office : 
29. THREADNEEDLE STREET. E. C. 



The Superior Court for San Francisco has granted this Corporation permission to change its name to 
The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society, and the Superintendent of Banks and Secre- 
tary of State have issued the necessary certificates authorizing this to be done. As soon as these proceed- 
ings are legally effective, the change will be immediately made, of which our depositors, stockholders and 
the public generally will be duly advised. 



°® e German Savings & Loan Society 

(An American Corporation chartered by the State of California in 1S68) 
SAVINGS COMMERCIAL 

526 California Street San Francisco, Cal. 

Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco 

MISSION BRANCH, Mission and 21st Streets 

PARK-PRESIDIO DISTRICT BRANCH, Clement and 7th Ave. 

HAIGHT ST. BRANCH, Haight and Belvedere Streets 

June 30, 1918. 

$51), 3:! , 

• 16 i 

2,28i ■ 

Fntul 284.S97.17 

Nuni! 60,964 



The Superior Court for San Francisco has granted this Corporation pcrmis«ion to change itt name to 
The San Francisco SavinffS and Loan Society, and the Sup-rtnlendent of Banks and Secre- 
tary of Sute have issued the necessary certificates authorizing this to be done. As inon at these proceed- 
ing! two legally effective, the change will be immediately made, of which our depositors, stockholders and 
the public generally will be duly advised. 

THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 

HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO ESTABLISHED 1867 

$■ IMHW WUttl. C. V. ».. IL ».. t. C. I.. to«M I Paid-up Capital $15,000,000 

SIM* AM tmrtlmtn Reserve Fund 13,500,000 

L I t. Mi laiiUll (nttil luiitr | Aggregate Resource 344,300,000 

London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 

New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 

Branches in all parts of Canada, including Yukon Territory 

and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico .City 

All Kinds of Commerciai Banking Transacted 
SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH— 450 CALIFORNIA STREET 
Bruce Heathcote. Manager 
A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
French-American Bank of Savings (Savings Department) 
F<ir the half y.-ar ending June 30. 1918. a dividend has been declared 
at the rate of four <1> per cent per annum on all 

after Monday. July 1, M nds not ca: ■ idded to and 

bear the same rate of interest as the principal from July 1. 1*1! 
nade on or before July 1". ltll. will t from July 

I.EON BOCQUBRAZ, President. 
Office — 108 Sutter street. 



20 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 13, 1918 



WRM&m&mE 




"The End of the War.'' 

Walter E. Weyl's latest argument for the construction of 
world peace upon the basis of democracy and internationalism 
is entitled "The End of the War." It is written with the same 
literary and reasoning ability and the same appreciation of 
difficulties as "American World Policies."' Few, if any. of the 
authors somewhat socialistic prepossessions are allowed to in- 
terfere with the statement of his case. The assertion that after 
the war the "upward push of the masses'' will continue may be 
set down as mere prophecy, grounded on probability, rather 
than as a theory about the desirability of such a course. 

$2.00 net. Macmillan Company. New York. 

* * * 

"Mental Healing Made Plain." 

In 1902 the author wrote a book entitled "Mental Healing 
Made Plain." Today, sixteen years later. Kate Aikinson 
Boehme has written another book, the present one. The earlier 
book compared with the later is a tiny mountain rivulet, while 
the latter is like a deep, wide river that had its birth in the rivu- 
let. The stream of her thought has. in the past sixteen years 
of meditation and experience, grown to larger proportions, and 
yet we find upon reading the first book that she still holds the 
same ideas, but sees them in a broader perspective and in clearer 
light. 

This present book contains very little of the subject matter of 
the former. Here and there a phrase or a paragraph. On the 
other hand the latter book contains much that is not even hinted 
at in the former. It reflects all those important creative and 
sound ideas which furnish the stability and success of new 
thought healing made plain. 

$1.35 net. The Elizabeth Towne Company, Holyoke, Mass. 

* • • 

The story of "Foghorn" Macdonald. who, at fifty-three, en- 
listed in the Canadian forces by swearing that he was thirty- 
nine, is told in the July American Magazine. In addition, there 
are such articles as an interview with A. Barton Hepburn, the 
famous banker, who asks whether you are the right age for 
your job; "Positively the Last Appearance of John Barleycorn" 
which tells how little whisky is left in the country; "My Ex- 
perience With Women in Men's Jobs." the story of an employer 
who has had to hire women because of the war; "The Bigger' 
Taxicab Man in America," which tells about John Hertz of Chi- 
cago; "Human Nature, as Seen by a Pullman Porter'," and "The 
Advantages of Being Homely." by Irvin S. Cobb. America's 
greatest humorist. 

* * * 

Kathleen Norris. writing in the July Woman's Home Com- 
panion, gives an imaginary conversation with a young French 
girl describing the coming of the American soldiers to France 
as she is supposed to remember it: 

" 'And men — to stand beside our men — from America ! I re- 
member standing in the chateau gateway on a bright Novembe> 
afternoon and seeing them come up the road. Soldiers! We 
were used to soldiers ! But these were different Grandmere 
was with me, we had been here all the time. 

" 'They came along, in the streaming afternoon sunlight, and 
they smiled and waved at me. 'They are the Americans!' 
Grandmere said, and she began to cry softly. 'God bless them 
— God bless them!" she whispered, over and over. And that 
night, as you know, we had their officers at the chateau, and 
one of them told me he. also, had a daughter, not much younger 
than I. and that her name was Virginie — 



Wife — John, there's a draught coming in the window. Debt- 
Harassed Husband — Who from? — Boston Transcript. 



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Hotel and Restaurant 

At Corner 

Polk and Post 

STREETS 

San Francisoo 

Phone: 

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PRIVATE DINING 

ROOM FOR LADIES 

BAKERY AND LUNCH HOUSE 

45-47 Powell Street— No. 1. Phone Douglas 1834 

CALIFORNIA DAIRY LUNCH— 37 Powell Street 

1515 Fillmore Street— No. 2. Phone West 5845 

12 to 18 Sacramento Street— No.3. Phone Kearny 1848 

Oakland— 1122 Broadway— No. 4. Phone Oakland 1624 



When You Think of Photographs 
Remember the House of 

HARTSOOK 

Twelve Studios in California 

41 Grant Avenue 

San Francisco, Cal. 



City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Dr. R, T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street; 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
bank Bldg.. 830 Market SL Tel. Kearny 3578. 

NOTARY PUBLIC. 
Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St., above Bush. San Fran- 
cisco. Cal. Phone Douglas 601. 

ATTORNEYS- AT- LAW. 

Samuel M. Shortrldge, Attorney-at-L-aw. Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
claco. Tel. Sutter 36. 



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The slogan of "Work or Fight" is making its way in 

the right direction. 

The kaiser is reported ill ; evidently his vicious disposi- 
tion is becoming ingrowing. 

S. P. station snowsheds were recently razed by fire. Ex- 
perience has shown that it ends with a clean shave. 

The comic opera "Pep," is being rehearsed for produc- 
tion. Its first production should be given before the Stephens' 
administrationaires. 

The Crown Prince of Germany seems to be the best 

fighter in the ranks of the Allies to whittle down charging ad- 
vancing boches en masse. 

Hoover can measure out the amount of beef that each 

individual may eat during the week, but he can't make us eat 
it at the prices steaks are climbing. 

There's nothing new under the sun : Farmerettes culti- 
vated the fields of their husbands and gathered the crops dur- 
ing the Revolutionary war of 1776, and they made good. too. 

The suffrage amendment has been postponed for argu- 
ment until August. That period will hardly give the suffragists 
time enough to compile all they want to say — without being in- 
terrupted. 

Chicago waiters have been punishing non-tipping pa- 
trons by putting dope in their soup or coffee. Very likely it 
improved the taste of the coffee in many instances and thinned 
the soup. 

Macauley called the men of the French revolution "The 

ablest architects of ruin that the world had ever seen." How 
Mirabeau and the rest of this kind would resurrect the kaiser 
and his kultur. 

The vaunted boasts of the boches regarding their U- 

'■coat warfare is now only fit for the junk pile, according to the 
officials at London. Thus ends another bumptious claim of the 
punk Furioso Huns. 

Estimating the space in the local papers, describing the 

doings of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, the 
organization made just as big. if not a bigger dent, than they 
claim. They certainly ate up all the limelight of the city during 
their week — and plus. 



A prominent criminal lawyer of England suggests solv- 
ing the Irish problem by turning Ireland over to the United 
States. Thanks ! We have more than twenty policemen now to 
a block and more coming. 

What a great time San Francisco had in the annual 

wrecking of the bastile at the Civic Auditorium. It pays as well 
to yank down such structures annually, just to advertise the 
fact to the new generation. 

A contemporary wants to know why Governor Stephens 

has not been invited to attend the annual raisin day celebration. 
There's a little clique there that's raisin' something bigger than 
raisins, politically, for him. 

The kaiser and his arrogant junkers after their series of 

boastful assurances of victory, surely will not dare to turn 
round with empty hands and face the German people in the 
humiliating days of the reckoning. 

Germany seems to be hard hit in food this year. Her 

crops are reported to be a failure, her junkers are sitting in the 
frost and her soldiers are surrendering in bunches in a way that 
is growing popular — very popular. 

The Russelite propagandists have been given twenty- 
year terms on espionage counts and confined in the penitentiary. 
From their former actions they will be developed into Husstle- 
ites by the time they are discharged from prison. 

Charles Schwab declares San Francisco is the most pa- 
triotic city in the country. As it is located in the further west 
his estimate is recognized by the residents as being eminently 
right — his comment covers the State of California as well. 

The next call to the colors will show that every man who 

has been doing his bit will be expected to come through with 
two-bits. It's well forth the price for those who remain here, 
considering what the boys are doing over there so satisfactorily 
and efficaciously. 

Fifteen gallant American fighters at the front were deco- 
rated with crosses for bravery this week — and this kind of rec- 
ognition is only beginning. Wait till our boys really learn the 
fighting game and get down to business. Then the govern- 
ments will be compelled to run medal foundries. 

Two workers in the eastern aeroplane factory of the 

Curtis factory were arrested by Government agents for wilfully 
destroying war materials. These are the wretches who are re- 
sponsible for many of the accidents on the grounds of the avia- 
tion schools of the country and the most vicious of Huns. 

The hyphen should be cut out of every foreign-born 

citizen's name living in this country. The time has come when 
he is either a full-fledged, thorough-going American or a sus- 
pect German. Americans, Irish-Americans. Slavonian-Ameri- 
cans and the like, are out of place. America is for Americans 
and not populated with any peripatetic hyphen marks. 




EDITORIAL MENTION 




By and large there seems to be a feel- 
"Thrift! Horatio!'' ing throughout the country that many 

of those who are receiving exception- 
ally high wages here as the result of the war are not showing 
wisdom in the matter of saving money, to many the effect 
seems to be an exultation, a joyous fever due to this extraor- 
dinary chance for the first time to spend freely and joyously. 
For example, the jewelry business is making an exceptionally 
good showing in this period, due almost entirely to those wage 
earners who for the first time in their lives, are able to bedeck 
themselves and peacock it among lesser fortunates of their 
class. Like action is shown in other quarters where new sets 
of buyers are for the first time able to indulge in these luxuries. 
This may seem good for all concerned, but hardly in the 
eyes of the Government, where it is recognized that surplus 
money finds its proper place just now in Liberty Bond issues 
and in War Savings Stamps. The people of Great Britain have 
absorbed this ksson of thrift conscientiously and to them jewel- 
ry is something to be melted up and contributed to the Gov- 
ernment. Thrift along all lines except in harrassing the Huns, 
is the watchword of Britain. And in this thrift the people 
there are saving as never before. It is the old lesson that was 
snatched by France in the defeat of 1870, when the proverbial 
and handy woolen stocking of France came into being. The 
chairman of the National War Saving Association of Great 
Britain states that there are 16.750,000 holders of British war 
securities and more than 13,000.000 accounts in savings banks. 
Thousands of women who earned nothing before the war are 
now engaged in remunerative employment and are saving their 
money. Others, who formerly received small wages, are now 
making much more, and all of them are practicing thrift. All 
of which should carry its suggestion to the war workers of 
this country. Americans should gather their hay while the 
sun shines but be careful to lodge it in something that looks 
like a bank or in Government bonds or War Saving Stamps. 



which he has been accused of engineering. Of the Bolsheviki 
it could at least be said that if we did not like them the kaiser 
had no taste for them either. The capture of the government 
of Russia by Germany would be a hard blow at the Allies at 
this juncture. Even if Moscow is seized, Russia is still to be 
heard from, and Russia is an enormous country, almost inter- 
minable if breaks are made in the Siberian railway. In case 
of an anti-German rising German troops would make desperate 
attempts to seize the government. The hard drubbing that 
the German troops are getting these days on the western front 
may compel the withdrawal of part of their troops from Russia 
and afford Russian liberators opportunity to get a better grip 
on the situation, in which event the United States might be 
able to render more material assistance, and this it is prepared 
tc do whenever the opportunity develops. It is certain as the 
sun rises that Russia, like France in 1789, will recover from 
her present blood baptism and in time find her way to a noble 
nationalization. 



Our Railroad 
Problems. 



Russia Recrudescent 



f) 



Sensations of every variety are ex- 
ploding in tumultuous Russia, many 
of which are due to German prop- 
aganda for the purpose of keeping the various political parties 
there at each other's throats while the insinuating Teutons 
spread their mess nets to control that country. The greatest 
sensation just now would be the downfall of the Bolsheviki and 
the restoration of the Romanoff dynasty. How far Germany 
is connected with rival attempts is hard to conjecture, but it is 
certain she is maneuvering along that line. The reported death 
of the Czar, if it is true, would leave the way for rival claim- 
ants and under present conditions it would require someone of 
Napoleonic type to grasp the situation and transform it to the 
sound needs of the hour. A rumor 
has it that Grand Duke Nicholas, 
former commander-in-chief of the 
Russian army, is one of these can- 
didates, and that he has already 
set up an empire in three Siberian 
provinces. In this it is said he was 
greatly assisted by the successes of 
the Czecho-Slovak troops who have 
been bayonet pricking at the heels 
of the Bolsheviki. Practically all 
such reports coming out of Russia 
are to be verified for Germany is 
keeping a hard and fast fist in hand- 
ling all news that emanates from 
Russia. 

Very likely there are several 
movements along royal lines there 
by native Russians to preserve what 
they can of their great stretch of 
territory. For example, if a pro- 
Allies' autocrat should threaten to 
get control of Siberia, the German 
Government might make haste to 
carry into effect a plot for a pro- 
German ruler in Moscow, an act 




In recent years we have lost sight of the 
great influence which the railroads have 
exerted in the development of this coun- 
try, and we have forgotten that our 
great resources are far from being fully developed. But now, 
as we face the horrid Huns and as we watch the burdens of 
financing our share of the war mount day by day, we are com- 
ing to understand that we shall have ample use for all our re- 
sources, all our productivity, all our distributive facilities. We 
must create new wealth to meet the destruction of the old. It 
is certain, if we are to have private ownership of transportation, 
the cornerstone of the foundation of our future facilities must 
be the restoration of railway credit. The companies must be 
enabled to raise the means to develop those much-needed facili- 
ties adequate to meet the public need. We should not forget 
that in no country of the world where government ownership 
of railroads has been attempted has it been successful, with 
the single exception of Prussia, where, under the arbitrary man- 
dates of military autocracy, some degree of efficiency and 
profit has been secured. 

Further, it may be stated that in no important instance has 
the experience of our own government in business operation 
been such as to warrant the conclusion that such activity could 
be profitably extended. Still further it can be maintained that 
there is sufficient majority of failures in public municipal own- 
ership of other public utilities in this country clearly to demon- 
strate its wastefulness and inefficiency under our present form 
of handling such concerns. Time has arrived for the sugges- 
tion of some plan which would be ready for adoption when the 
crisis of war is passed, and the pressing needs of business de- 
mand the return of normal business 
conditions, and the operations of 
economic, rather than a spirit of 
semi-martial law. Somewhere with- 
in the meaning of the words co-op- 
eration and partnership lies the 
answer. 

Public interest in transportation 
is paramount and must be protected, 
but public interest and private in- 
terest need not be in conflict if in- 
telligently regarded. Regional com- 
panies representing both private and 
public capital under private opera- 
tion with the governmental partici- 
pation in the management and earn- 
ings above a just guarantee would 
seem to assure the necessary exten- 
sion of railroad facilities. In unity 
interest and understanding, progress 
to-vard the desired goal would be 
possible. 

3B- 

Soldier boys' suits are reported 
very warm this hot weather, but the 
excuse is it's uniform heat. 



BRINGING HOME THE BACON 

— Clubb in the Rochester Herald 



July 20, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



TOWN CRIER 



After all the promise in that negro parson who solemnly 

declared that the "world do move,"' it now transpires from an 
official source that "it don't." Our trustworthy claimant is Pro- 
fessor A. H. Sayce of Oxford University, who has made a 
translation of a number of Hittite tablets collected from buried 
cities in Mesopotamia, dated 1500 B. C. These tablets disclose 
the fact that nearly 4,000 years ago the cities "over there," 
boasted the greatest civilization of their time and had women 
for mayors of many cities. What d'ye think of that ! Ach Gott ! 
Los Angeles will never get over this discovery that she has 
been chiseled out of the honor and glory. In almost every in- 
stance, Dr. Sayce found that the mayoress or prefectresses, are 
mentioned along with the mayor — "and of course he was the 
goat" when the mayoress appeared in her illuminated silk gown 
de luxe, anticipated in these glad days of fox trots and the jazz 
music. When the He mayor was joked off the earth, the 
Lady mayoress naturally grabbed authority and dressed in 
transcendent purple velours, with a combination of yokes, there 
followed merry days in "them times," according to the number- 
less bricks lying around the Pavo Real banquet table in Baby- 
lon. However, we of this day and generation have got the 
kaiser and he's a much better mark than an antiquated mayoress 
of B. C. 1400. 

Reports from the war zone via Italy are to the effect 

that many noblemen in Austria are making every effort to sell 
their estates, fearing that a revolution of the people will follow, 
as in the case of the French revolution of July, 1789. Glad 
tiding that to the Allies. Some of the Czecs and Slavs inside 
the Austrian lines ought to give the movement a stiff punch 
to help it along. If this report be true, the landed property of 
the nobles there will decrease in value almost as low as the 
price of royal crowns, similar to the czar's and the kaiser's. 
It is reported that Count Czerin, former Austro-Hungarian For- 
eign Minister, has sold all his lands in Bohemia. If the rising 
revolution knows its business Count Czerin and his pals will 
have a hard time escaping with his plunder. A small dose of 
i evolution among the Slavs and Czechs would create the kind 
of inflammable anarchy now creating such noxious turmoil in 
Russia. A little touch of revolution makes the whole world 
kin in these days of Hun aspirations to rule the world. 

With calm, patient and soulful duty Herr Kaiser sweet- 
ly announces this week, as he rubs the blood greedily into his 
hands, that he has decided to turn the territory of Belgium into 
a federal state on the lines of Austria — and to the devil with 
the protest that any patriotic Belgian may make. Flanders and 
the Walloon country will be placed under one king, or a presi- 
dent, under Teuton control. Herr Kaiser's proceedure. as al- 
ways, is ladylike, significant and immorally persuasive. We 
like the kaisercuty when he displays his finished art in this kind 
of benevolent work and urge him to continue it as he has de- 
veloped unapproachable genius in this class of distinctive art — 
butchery of man and man's aspirations. Already he has shoved 
Nero off his seat as the classic monster of repellent crimes. 
Make for him a seat in the classic Mesopotamia which he covets 
and there let his skeleton sit gaping at the passing world of 
Civilization which leaves him and his unholy aspirations for- 
ever rotting. 

Joe Tynan of the Union Iron Works has pledged his 

word that he will break all shipbuilding records by launching 
eighteen vessels by Labor Day next, twenty-tight days. "Hand- 
em-out-Old-San-Francisco" will be there with the ships, as 
usual ! 



Cannot even rosey Hope batter itself into the head of a 

dyed-in-the-wool Socialist? New York Socialists recently nomi- 
nated Mrs. Rose Pastor Stokes for the State Assembly. Phony, 
of course ! Everything is phony about this class of government 
students; the situation being that Mrs. Stokes was recently 
sentenced to ten years in prison in the Federal Court at Kansas 
City for sedition and is now allowed out on bail pending an ap- 
peal in court. The country is striving to concentrate all its en- 
ergies and all its faith in the response of the united inhabitants 
to get behind the boost of the nation to roll a United Democracy 
over the United Destruction of a United Imperialism. And 
these rambuncious Socialists seize this opportunity to metamor- 
phose themselves into buzzing wasps, pernicious gnats and 
pestiferous reptiles for the time being, in order to pester the 
Government with their untimely irritating, vicious activities. 
Such activities would be ignored were it not for cases such as 
the one in which Mrs. Stokes was netted by the Government. 
Her conviction in a Federal court is too serious to be overlooked 
— and allowed to be repeated. 



GERMANY'S RECENT STRANGLEHOLD 

ON AMERICAN MUSIC 

There are those who have expressed the opinion that Mr. 
Gerard has put himself out of the race for political preferment 
and honors by the books he has written, the propaganda he has 
made, and his appearance in the "movies." My own judgment, 
says Musical America, is that no man, no American, certainly 
none that has occupied a distinguished official position, has done 
more to arouse this country to the actual situation in Europe, 
and especially in Germany, than Mr. Gerard. His books, which 
have gained a tremendous circulation, especially as the matter 
contained in them was also presented through a- leading New 
York and a leading Philadelphia daily paper, have opened the 
eyes of the American people, as nothing has or could have 
done, to the truth. 

There is no doubt that during the later period of Mr. Gerard's 
stay in Berlin he came personally in contact with the ruthless- 
ness, the dishonesty, the untruthfulness and the brutality of the 
Germans, even in the highest places. And that did much to make 
him understand the campaign which your editor had started. 

Incidentally let me say that one of the things that we must 
realize is the vast difference between German music, the music 
of the great composers of the past and the strangehold on our 
music which the Germans and pro-Germans have endeavored to 
maintain for years, much of which was directed from Berlin. 

Only a few days ago I heard Gatti-Casazza explaining how 
when he first came to this country and was placed in charge of 
the Metropolitan, together, as you know, with Andreas Dippel, 
he found the Teutons in absolute control of the entire organiza- 
tion, from the scene shifters up. And it was only with the great- 
est difficulty and th,e exercise of much tact and self-control that 
he was enabled to place the organization upon something like an 
independent non-Teuton basis. 

But recently, if you had suggested to anyone that the con- 
ductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the conductor of 
the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was the medium not only 
tor German propaganda but for the execution of hostile acts 
against this country, you would have been regarded as either 
crazy or as an enemy of time-honored institutions. You would 
have exposed yourself to ridicule. 

We know better today. 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 20, 1918 




High Spot on Blingum. 

Next week-end at the Burlingame Club promises to be the 
most exciting and enjoyable one that has illuminated the social 
calendar for many a summer moon. 

Everyone in the peninsular set is planning to be there for 
the Red Cross Carnival for the benefit of the San Mateo auxil- 
iary, of which Mrs. William Greer Hitchcock is the chair- 
man. Those who owed themselves little pleasure jaunts else- 
where are paying themselves up this week in order to be about 
for the two-day carnival. 

The rodeo at Salinas fortunately comes this week and many 
of the peninsular set are going down for it, some of them go- 
ing on to Del Monte for the week-end. 

Another group has already gone to Tahoe for this week- 
end, but from mountain and seashore, from the wherever- 
abouts they may be trysting. "the bunch" is planning to be at 
Blingum for next week's carnival. 
8 © O 
Mrs. Hitchcock a Dynamo. 

Mrs. Hitchcock, who has proven a human dynamo in Red 
Cross work, is always able to put the necessary rivets in the 
weak-willed workers who let one excuse or another interfere 
with the continuity of their labors. The result has been that 
her auxiliary has a particularly good record. The laggards 
could not face Mrs. Hitchcock, and they were bound to meet 
her, so they ceased to be laggards! A simple proposition. 

When Mrs. Hitchcock decided on a benefit she. with true 
executive ability, turned the management over to the group 
of young matrons who are most accomplished in making a 
success of that sort of thing. Mrs. George Cameron, who has 
been chairman of many a successful Mardi Gras ball, is in 
charge of the entertainment committee, and she has helping 
her the Mesdames George Pope. J. Frank Judge, Mountford 
Wilson, Charles Templeton Crocker. Joseph Oliver Tobin and 
Samuel Knight. 

© © © 

Preliminary Cabaret Training. 

A cafeteria cabaret is the novel attraction which these clever 
women have - planned for Saturday night at the Burlingame 
clubhouse. The food fest will be on the cafeteria plan. The 
guests will be provided with tray, napkins, knife, fork and 
spoon, or rather they will provide themselves with these articles. 
They will then pass from one tempting "exhibit" of food to 
another, helping themselves in transit to the cash register. 

The other night a group of people interested in the affair 
decided to have luncheon at a cafeteria here in town instead 
of going to their usual noonday expensive haunts. It was an 
exploring expedition for ideas and so it happened that the 
bourgois atmosphere of a well-known cafeteria was perfumed 
with the aroma of Burlingame. One of the men in the little 
party of six achieved the triumph of carrying two trays, much 
to the amusement of everyone in the cafeteria. He got one 
filled up early in the game and then went back for another 
tray and finished the "journey past the food counters balancing 
two thoroughly stocked trays with all the air of a hungry 
juggler. When the girl at the cash register saw this demon- 
stration she was moved from the imperturbable calm which 
all cashiers inhabit! Most of the other members of the party 
borrowed from his larder as they had dilly-dallied with their 
choice, unaccustomed to the speed limit of the moving throng 
at a cafeteria, and had therefore landed at the table almost 
foodless. It was great fun for everyone — including their neigh- 
bors, who realized that strangers to cafeteriadom were dining 
there. 

© © © 
The Wrong Trail. 

One young girl at a nearby table turned an appraising eye 
upon them and whispered. "That tall lady is Mrs. McAdoo — I 
recognize her from her picture." and before long the wild rumor 
had spread that Mrs. McAdoo and a party were larking thus. 



Sport for Everyone. 

There will be a tennis tournament, golf matches and a paper 
chase to please the sporting fancy of everyone, and although 
invitations for the affair have been issued the public is invited 
sc that an enormous attendance is guaranteed. 

The cabaret which will enliven the cafeteria dinner has not 
yet been announced but there are so many clever people in 
that set who can do stunts that it is sure to be ripping. 
© © © 

Mrs. McAdoo Hands Herself a Left Hander! 

Here is a story about the real Mrs. McAdoo. The McAdoos 
are staying at the Palace Hotel, and of course the Director- 
General's time is taken up with conferences that leave Mrs. 
McAdoo a wide margin of time in which to amuse herself in 
her own way. 

The other morning Mrs. McAdoo came down into the lobby 
at an early morning hour to meet a friend who was going to 
shop with her in Chinatown. Two women were having an ani- 
mated discussion about a distinguished looking woman order- 
ing some flowers at the floral stand. "She is Mrs. McAdoo — 
she isn't Mrs. McAdoo." they waged in controversy with each 
other and finally one of them turned to the real Mrs. McAdoo 
and whispered. "Don't you think that lady at the flower stand 
is Mrs. McAdoo?" 

Mrs. McAdoo is possessed of a large sense of humor — her 
friend who was with her told me this tale. 

Mrs. McAdoo took one look at the alleged Mrs. McAdoo. 
"No. that is not Mrs. McAdoo," said she. with the merriest 
twinkle in her eyes, "I have seen Mrs. McAdoo and she is 
very plain looking and that lady is very good looking, don't 
you think?" and she went on her way to Chinatown without 
their ever suspecting that Mrs. Director-General herself had 
:poken. 

© © © 
Everyone in the Country. 

So few people are left in town these days that Monday is 
practically the only day that brings the near-bys home even 
for a brief shopping tour. This Monday there was the usual 
over-the-luncheon greetings at the various hotels and then 
everyone scooted off and the calendar became a desert as far 
as town is concerned. 



Registrations at Hotel Plaza. 

From all parts of the world guests continue to register at 
the attractive Hotel Plaza, facing beautiful Union Square, in 
the heart of the shopping and theater district. Manager C. A. 
Gonder has done wonders in developing this hotel into one of 
the leading establishments of the city. Among the large num- 
ber of guests registered this week were : Mrs. E. T. Bollinger. 
Paso Robles; Wm. C. Conert and wife, Chicago; Miss Ryland, 
San Jose; Mrs. Eleanor Smith. San Anselmo; Mr. and Mrs. H. 
Nieville, Los Angeles; H. E. Waldron and wife, Chicago; Mrs. 
C. Wadsworth, Nevada City; Mrs. N. E. Gallaway. Healds- 
burg; John W. McPhail and wife. Presidio; Dr. S. S. Brennan. 
Goat Island; R. C. Wing and wife, Atlanta. Ga.; Harriet D. 
Martin. Palo Alto; E. F. Glass. Omaha; Edward E. Hatch. 
Mantica; Jos. L. Buzolick and wife. Rio Vista; Mrs. R. R. 
Rinder. City; Clarence P. Dodge, Colorado Springs; Jean 
Hajue. Carson City; Mrs. B. J. Webster, Calcutta, India; R. 
V. Holland. Dan G. Fisher, Dallas. Texas; Milo R. Robbins. 
Vancouver Barracks; Mrs. C. C. Finnigan, Sacramento; Helen 
M. Stocking. Agnews; Mrs. L. H. Banta. Pacific Grove; Mrs. 
I. G. Alborough. Douglas Alborough, England; Mrs. B. Cul- 
bertson. Pasadena; T. C. Hocking, Modesto; Mr. and Mrs. 
George G. Knowles. Douglas. Ariz.; Mrs. A. G. Taylor, Mrs. 
Jos. P. Perkins. Grand Junction, Colo.; Capt. and Mrs. James 
Hunter, Honolulu; H. B. Smith, R. T. Godfrey. R. 0. T. C; 
Mrs. E. Lawler. Corte Madera; Geraldine Peart, Sacramento; 
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Allen. Omaha; Mrs. H. J. Tregellar, Sac- 
ramento; Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Chisholm, Belvedere; Theodore 
Wright. Los Angeles; S. V. Morrison, Eureka; Mr. and Mrs. 
A. G Ryerson. Pasadena; E. H. Ray. Pittsburgh; C. N. An- 
thony, wife and two children, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Rice. Mr. 
and Mrs. O. T. Rice and child. Santa Maria; Mr. and Mrs. 
C. W. Kelton, Stockton; Homer Clark, U. S. N.; Albert Ball. 
Flacerville; Mr. and Mrs. W. Phillips. Stockton; H. R. Kelson 
and wife, Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. J. T. Belshaw. Antioch; Mrs. 
W. H. Barry, Courtland; Dr. Robt. E. Price and wife and son. 



July 20. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



Lindsay; Corporal W. P. Hancock. Sergeant Arthur P. Lan- 
ning, John H. Gray, Howard Lacey, R. M. Shields, E. W. Hen- 
ning, Lt. C. Bolender, Com. Bloom, Lt. C. Banta, Dan R. Ses- 
sions. N. J. McMahon, D. J. Cragan, Camp Fremont; Miss 
Margaret J. Price, Glen Ridge. N. J.; A. M. Deardorf and wife, 
Vallejo; R. B. Doane and wife, Palo Alto; Grace Nicholson, 
C. T. Hartman, A. C. Jones. Pasadena; Miss Ada B. Luzion, 
Sacramento; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Crawford, Bakersfield; A. J. 
Lyon, Santa Rosa; Frank S. Osen, Harmon Hoppernd, Lisa 
Swanson, Avia Barracks; F. B. Buhler, Sacramento; E. F. 
Hagun, Chicago; J. W. Grace, wife and daughter, Sacramento; 
H. E. Bonnie, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Norton Ware, Piedmont; 
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Martin, Palo Alto; Mrs. W. H. Phillips, 
S*n Antonio. 



THE POETIC "FAREWELL- TO JIM WOODS. 

By Clay M. Greene. 

There are sighs in more bosoms tonight, Jim, 

Than your modesty'd let you opine, 

And though we've missed each other's sight, Jim, 

There's a sort of a sorrow in mine. 

Now Shakespeare inspires me with laughter, 

When he says in mellifluous tones, 

That "the evil men do lives hereafter, 

While the good is interred with their bones." 

I've heard nothing but good things of you, Jim, 

But it's drowned in the flood of the true, Jim — 

And we learn what an ace is from you. 

The roof-tree that shelters tonight, Jim, 

This mighty outpouring of friends, 

Must quake with the sentiment bright, Jim, 

Which loves and admires and commends, 

For you reared it from out of the ashes 

Amidst wailing cries of distress; 

And, spite of adversity's clashes, 

You've spattered its halls with success. 

So Destiny planted your star, Jim, 

In Wisdom's empyrean blue, 

And the tidings came back from afar, Jim — 

That we'd learn hotel-keeping from you. 

But the tidings did more than come back, Jim, 
For they tempted your wisdom astray. 
And called you where business is slack, Jim. 
To make three successes like play. 
For this, we foregather in sorrow 
To pledge you God-sped in champagne — 
And to warn you that in that tomorrow. 
There lurks fraud, temptation and pain. 
We know you are cunning and sage, Jim, 
But the sharpers may know something new, 
And we tremble lest some daily page, Jim, 
May learn of gold bricks handed you. 

There are wiles in the gorgeous White Way, Jim. 

That are quite as attractive in tone, 

And as likely to lead you astray. Jim, 

As those fair demoiselles of our own. 

In this city of ours, strangely guileless — 

Remember, too, strangers, sad. bland 

With woe-tales all tender and smileless. 

Designed to impress your glad hand, 

There are others — but you must have known. Jim, 

That only the purse tight as glue. 

To temptation hardened has grown. Jim — 

And that's why we worry for you. 

This edifice glints with your fame. Jim, 

The others that call you must win; 

Then why not get out of the game, Jim. 

And come back new fame to begin? 

You've taught us the lore of good living; 

Why not teach a city the need 

Of enmeshing the endless, misgiving. 

That comes of political greed ? 

Give us hope that the moment is near, Jim. 

When Gotham you've builded anew — 

That your home in the West, without fear. Jim. 

May learn how to govern from you. 



ROLPH AND HIS AIDES 

PLAN CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR 

Mayor Rolph's decision to enter the race for Governor just 
as the gates were closing has played a helluva shrapnel blast 
among the candidates already entered. All along they have 
been fearful of that dreaded bogey hanging over their heads, 
Banquo's ghost and even the ghost of perennial Dr. O'Donnell 
of coroner fame, but at last "the end is came." Now that the 
uncertainty is over the most of the candidates will continue 
to perspire till the primary is past. 

Secretary Edward Rainey has made an official announce- 
ment of Rolph's candidacy, so it is of record. 

Naturally, Rolph is the most fettlesome and most confident 
candidate in the running. His nomination petitions came in 
with a rush, congratulations swamped him, and the Mission 
belt and environs are still cheering with boundless enthusiasm. 
That spirit floods the Mission belt and it looks almost as if 
the wildly delighted Missionites will build a boulevard from 
the Mission to Sacramento so that Mission Jim may be able 
to ride up there in a band wagon of golden cornucopia design 
through the ranks of his cheering followers. "Sacramento or 
Bust" is their slogan. 

Rolph will be on the Republican and Democratic tickets 
and in the latter case will contest with Heney and Woolwine, 
both Los Angelanos. 

Rolph's entrance in dual role as Republican and Democrat 
now puts eleven candidates for the Governorship before the 
people. Six candidates want the place on the Republican ticket — 
Governor Stephens, J. O. Hayes, Charles M. Fickert, C. A. A. 
McGee, Walter Bordwell. James Rolph. 

Fickert may likely withdraw. 

The Heney and Stephens managers report that they have 
sufficient Progressive petition votes to go on that ticket. 

Of the many reasons advanced by the political philosophers 
why Rolph would or wouldn't run, the excuse that his business 
wouldn't let him, and that he had big shipbuilding plans that 
would go along more easily if he let the Governorship alone, 
was finally settled on as the one that decided. That this 
reason, or at least part of it. was working all the time may be 
indicated by the statement that Rolph held a final conference 
with his business associates before making the decision. 

Gossip all along has had it that one group of the Mayor's 
friends, headed by Eustace Cullinan and Theodore Roche, was 
urging him to run. while another coterie, in which Gavin Mc- 
Nab was prominent, advised him to stay out. 

It may be a tribute to McNab that Rolph has included the 
Democratic nomination in the declaration of his aspiration. 

Rolph and his many delighted friends are losingno time and 
are actively engaged in developing their campaign program 
already laid out. 

Announcement is made from the Mayor's office that men 
will go out at once into the State to begin a rattling campaign. 
Among the workers are to be Theodore Roche. George Gallag- 
her. Thomas Hickey, John F. Davis and Adolph Judell. 



SHE MAY REMEMBER THIS. 

Your hands were made to hold, my dear; 

Your hair to lure me on; 
Your eyes were made to sparkle clear; 

Your face, to gaze upon.. 

Your cheeks were made to blush, my dear; 

Your waxen ears petite 
Were made to catch the silver strains 

Of music soft and sweet. 

Your lips were made to kiss, my dear; 

Your arms were made to cling; 
Your voice was made to speak, my dear, 

Not to sing. 

— Albany Knickerbocker Press. 



A noble lord when leaving one of the official motor cars asked 
the woman driver to come back at a certain hour. She replied. 
"All pebt " The rnhle lord said. "I am accustomed to being 
called 'My lord.' " The woman driver replied. "And I am accus- 
tomed to being called 'My lady.' " — Manchester Guardian. 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 20, 1918 



The Kaiser's War Council 



The story which Mr. Morgenthau, the American Ambassador 
at Constantinople, has told in the June number of the "World's 
Work," of the German War Council at Potsdam on July 5, 
1914, as he received it from Baron Wangenheim, the German 
Ambassador at Constantinople, agrees with the Lichnowsky 
story of which an abstract was given in these columns recently, 
and other accounts of the preparations for war with which 
Germany was busy while the rest of the world was ignorant 
of the impending calamity. 

It is very important that the civilized world shall fully un- 
derstand the complete hollowness of the German plea of self- 
defense, and the duplicity with which the Emperor after pre- 
paring the mine with a time fuse, went off for a trip on his 
yacht, to be taken by surprise when the explosion occurred. 

Baron Wagenheim disappeared from Constantinople soon 
after the assassination of the Grand Duke and Duchess at 
Sarajevo, and after the de.claration of war told Ambassador 
Morgenthau of the momentous conference which he had at- 
tended. Mr. Morgenthau says : 

"This meeting took place at Potsdam on July 5th. The 
Kaiser presided ; nearly all the ambassadors attended ; Wangen- 
heim came to tell of Turkey and enlighten his associates on 
the situation in Constantinople. Moltke. the chief of staff, was 
there, representing the army, and Admiral von Tirpitz spoke 
for the navy. The great bankers, railroad directors, and the 
captains of German industry, all o£ whom were as necessary 
to German war preparations as the army itself, also attended. 

"Wangenheim now told me that the Kaiser solemnly put 
the question to each man in turn. Was he ready for war? 
All replied 'Yes' except the financiers. They said they must 
have two weeks to sell their foreign securities and to make 
loans. At that time few people had looked upon the Sarajevo 
tragedy as something that was likely to cause war. This con- 
ference took all precautions that no such suspicion should be 
aroused. It decided to give the bankers time to readjust their 
finances for the coming war, and then the several members 
went quietly back to their work or started on vacations. The 
Kaiser went to Norway on his yacht, von Bethmann-Hollweg 
left for a rest, and Wangenheim returned to Constantinople. 

"In telling me about this conference, Wangenheim, of course, 
admitted that Germany had precipitated the war. I think that 
he was rather proud of the whole performance; proud that 
Germany had gone about the matter in so methodical and far- 
seeing a way; especially proud that he himself had been in- 
vited to participate in so momentous a gathering. The several 
blue, red, and yellow books which flooded Europe the few 
months following the outbreak, and the hundreds of documents 
which were issued by German propaganda attempting to es- 
tablish Germany's innocence, never made any impression on 
me. For my conclusions as to the responsibility are not based 
on suspicions or belief or the study of circumstantial da.ta. I 
do not have to reason or argue about the matter. I know. The 
conspiracy that has caused this greatest of human tragedies 
was hatched by the Kaiser and his imperial crew at this Pots- 
dam conference of July 5, 1914. One of the chief participants, 
flushed with his triumph at the apparent success of the plot, 
told men the details with his own mouth. Whenever I hear 
the people arguing about the responsibility for this war or 
read the clumsy and lying excuses put forth by Germany, I 
simply recall the burly figure of Wangenheim as he appeared 
that August afternoon, puffing away at a huge black cigar, and 
giving me his account of this historic meeting. Why waste 
any time discussing the matter after that? 

"This Imperial Conference took place July 5th; the Serbian 
ultimatum was sent on July 22nd. This is just about the two 
weeks' interval which the financiers had demanded to complete 
their plans. All the great stock exchanges of the world show 
records to disclose that stocks were being sold in large quan- 
tities and that prices declined rapidly. At that time the markets 
were somewhat puzzled at this movement; Wangenheim's ex- 
planation clears up any doubts that may still remain. Germany 
was changing her securities into cash, for war purposes. If 
any one wishes to verify Wangenheim. I would suggest that 
he examine the quotations of the New York stock market for 
these two historic weeks. He will find that there were aston- 



ishing slumps in quotations, especially on the stocks that had 
an international market. Between July 5th and July 22nd, 
Union Pacific dropped from 155% to 127%. Baltimore and Ohio 
from 91 % to 81. United States Steel from 61 to 50%, Canadian 
Pacific from 194 to 185% and Northern Pacific from 111% 
to 108." 

Dr. Muhlon's Revelations. 

Dr. Wilhelm Muhlon, at the outbreak of the war a director 
of the great Krupps company, whose story of his discovery 
that war was impending was given here with the Lichnowsky 
abstract a few months ago, has given out a further statement in 
Switzerland, where he is now living. One feature of it is a 
vindication of Belgium from any complicity in bringing on 
the war or knowledge that it was impending. He tells of the 
guns which Krupps had made for Belgium, and which were 
ready for delivery before the war, but at the request of Bel- 
gium were not delivered. He says : 

"Belgium drew virtually all her war material from Germany 
and depended upon us for models and manufacture. Thus 28- 
centimeter guns for fortifying Antwerp had been ordered and 
were ready for delivery. The earthworks at Antwerp, how- 
ever, were not sufficiently advanced and Belgium asked us 
keep them, and shortly before the war even offered to pay 
storage on the guns if they were kept until it was convenient 
to accept them. The guns, therefore, were held, and when 
the war broke the Prussian War Minister took possession of 
these valuable cannon and turned them to his own uses." 



REGISTRATIONS AT HOTEL CLARK. LOS ANGELES. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sayers. H. Cunningham, Wm. J. Sheppard, 
W. A. Richardson. Henry R. Clark, Richard G. Clark. W. A. 
Rebscher and son, Edel Valle. F. A. Whiting. R. R. Bowen, 
Wm. Bender. Dr. G. E. Manning, Mr. and Mrs. Max Schuckl. 
Mrs. A. A. Higgins and child, Miss H. Steinhart, Edith Stencil, 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Dodd, Fred A. Norton. Mr. and Mrs. 
W. B. Burris. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Hartman, H. J. Mayers. F. L. 
Morris. Dr. E. Miralles, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Avery. Mr. and 
Mrs. M. K. Billion. Edward M. Chadbourne. A. H. Ferrin, Max 
Stern, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Morgan. Mildred Morgan, G. H. 
Chilcote. Henry Ach, H. D. French. 0. A. Stevens, Mr. and 
Mrs. A. C. Stelter. Mrs. M. Moses. Mr. and Mrs. A. Abraham. 
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Newburg, C. H. Williams. Mrs. C. E. 
Ranchea. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Aldrich and child, Mrs. M. 
C. Aldrich. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Stevens. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 
F. Cameron, A. Setrakian. Mr. and Mrs. J. Shelaberger, J. L. 
Marks. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Nickels, H. R. Cole, W. H. Ringe. 
F. M. Dickie, R. W. Cruise. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Grant Keith, 
Alma K. Keith. Mary L. Keith and A. C. Paulsoneer, of San 
Francisco; Gilliam E. Chamberlin, Mrs. V. S. Hardy, Mr. and 
Mrs. J. S. Moore, Miss L. A. Rector, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mel- 
low. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Meeks. of Berkeley, and Mrs. Wm. 
H. McMichael and Mrs. T. H. McLellan. of Oakland, were 
guests at the Hotel Clark, Los Angeles, last week. 



EVENING PARTIES AT TECH All TAVERN. 

It is quite the regular thing for many of the knowing ones 
to get up little parties of congenial spirits for a long, enjoyable 
evening at the Tavern. Dinner first, of course; such a dinner 
as the Tavern management knows so well how to serve. As a 
sauce piquant to the dinner there are the Merchandise Dances, 
with the added zest of the daintiest possible favors for the 
ladies; silk things, you know, like lingerie and colorful blouses, 
or modish sweaters and fetching stockings. They all come from 
Livingston Bros., of Geary street, and they are all presented 
without any competition, as, is also a five dollar War Savings 
Stamp. After the theater there are more of the same. And 
all the time there is the most ravishing dance music by the 
Tavern's famous Jazz Orchestra. While you are resting be- 
tween dances you are entertained by the Show Girl Revue 
Corps, an aggregation of artists who sing ragtime, opera and 
ballads with equal facility. It is no wonder that this popular 
cafe is crowded. 



Judge (severely) — "Aren't you ashamed to be seen here so 
often?" Boozy Bill — "Why, bless yer honor, this place is quite 
respectable ter some places where I'm seen." — Boston Tran- 
scrip. 



July 20, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



Trade and Unrest in the Orient 



The Allies have finally decided to let Japan act in Siberia, 
no doubt justifying their action by the necessity of aiding 
China to protect her borders, which have already been en- 
croached upon by Russian and German troops. 

For some time past, the Allies have contemplated sending 
a commission to Siberia with directions to submit to the Rus- 
sian people a recommendation that a provisional government 
be founded on like constitutional powers and rights to the 
people, as that of the United States, empowering the commis- 
sion to offer to such a party — no matter how small a follow- 
ing they might have at the outset — a guarantee that they would 
leceive immediate recognition and aid from the Allies. With 
this accomplished, France, England. Italy and America would 
direct Japan to give protection and support to the recognized 
Russian government. Japan's actions would then be defined 
and practically subject to the Allied advisory body working 
in consort, with the Russian republican government. 

Why some such step has not been taken by the Allies seems 
odd. The whole Russian nation is now in such a chaotic state 
that the masses would soon flock to become partisans to a 
republican government that had the recognition of the Allies, 
particularly if founded upon like constitutional rights to the 
people as that under which freedom and greatness has been 
given to the people making the United States of America. 

Both the "Reds" and the "Whites," — the Bolsheviki and the 
Ukrainians — are today dominated by Germany and the ma- 
jority in each party have come to fear Germany's power and 
influence over them. And although the strong Bolsheviki 
party was founded and is directed by an unprincipled and ir- 
responsible lot of dreamers of the type of our I. W. W.'s, and 
Ireland's Sinn Feiners, the great majority of their misled fol- 
lowers may be counted upon to desert and support a republi- 
can government that would be acceptable to France and would 
secure for them the same rights and freedom that Americans 
have. 

From several quarters comes the report that, up to the out- 
break of the war, the Huns were rapidly becoming masters of 
the Oriental and South American trade, and that now the Jap- 
anese are dropping in on their footsteps. In some quarters 
there is apparent resentment against the Japanese. Is this 
right and just ? It tends to foster an enmity which is not justi- 
fiable, and is but a display of narrow-mindedness. Much 
credit is due, not to the German or Japanese trader, but to the 
master minds of their governments who foresaw possible great 
national advancement through their traders, and devised plans 
that would aid their merchants to gain a supremacy in foreign 
commerce, plans, diplomatically aimed, to be hidden from other 
nations. Rather should condemnation be expressed at the 
blindness and inactiveness of our own government for its in- 
ability to play the game as equally well. 

Japan's national master minds have ever a searching eye 
out for opportunity to further national interest through her 
trader and is constantly sending forth commissions of every 
character who travel throughout the world, with eyes and ears 
open and mouth shut — till they return — seeking for trading 
advantages. When the opportunity occurs the nation offers 
every inducement and aid to her traders in order to foster her 
foreign commerce. 

Our government so far has lived within itself, strong only 
upon internal advancement, making no effort to lead forth her 
trader into foreign climes and without apparent thought or in- 
terest in fostering foreign commerce, offering neither induce- 
ment or aid to our traders in any foreign field. Even when an 
occasional commission or body of our men go forth, the ma- 
jority travel with mouth open — enlightening the world on 
our greatness and wealth — with eyes blind to opportunity and 
ears deaf to beneficial knowledge. 

In the coming trade war — the Japanese government will be 
found prepared with many points of vantage firmly held and 
made impregnable, unless our government does soon awaken 
to the wisdom of anticipating the future and is prepared to 
play the international trade game by leading forth and foster- 
ing her foreign traders. 

The following is an extract from a personal letter from an 
American friend of mine in the Chinese government service — 



matter which I thought might interest you: 

"The excitement in China now is over the prospects of 
conquering the south and of having to meet the German and 
Austrian prisoners from Siberia. Personally, I believe this 
German prisoner talk is all bogey man, hatched up principally 
to give a certain nationality some trading stock for demands. 
It has been asserted and denied that Japan has demanded the 
control of the Chinese army and the communications in north 
China as the price of protecting China from these prisoners. 

"In spite of the denial there is something stirring, for Jap- 
anese emissaries are running back and forth to and from the 
office of the minister of communications very freely. This 
man is a Japanese returned student, president of the Bank of 
Communications, brought about the Sino-Japanese Exchange 
Bank, made the loans which were the excuse for the rebellion 
of the southerners, and is row concurrently acting as minister 
of finance. I know also that I ran across a party of Japanese 
last summer who had been on the Chinese lines for six months 
and expected to be on them for six months more. They were 
taking pictures of stations, track layouts, and knew a good 
deal more about our lines than most of us did. Why? I think 
I see the reason now." 

G. M. M. 



"Do electrical wires have to be made of well-tempered 
metal?" "I don't know. They seem to get into mischief every 
time they're crossed." — Baltimore American. 



W. D. Fennimore 



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San Francisco News Letter 



July 20, 1918 




PL/EASURE/'S WAND 



'Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 



m&MQlM 



"Polly With a Past'' Pleases Columbia Audiences. 

"Polly With a Past" has a first act that does not 
hint at its future. In fact the first ten minutes after 
the curtain went up I was back in college at a junior farce — and 
chanced to say so to my neighbor. He was a young chap in 
regimentals. ''No wonder it seems like college stuff to you," 
he whispered back, "it began life on the campus at Berkeley."' 

It seems that this successful comedy by George Middleton 
and Guy Bolton was originally written for the junior farce 
when these young chaps were at college — and the first act 
still has traces of it! But after that the speed of the comedy 
begins to break that of amateur farceurs. 

It is full of good situations and when the fun hits the high 
spots the audience lets go of reserves and rocks with laughter. 

Ina Claire was transplanted from Zeigfeld's Follies by David 
Belasco right into the middle of the limelight of a comedy lead 
and justified Mr. Belasco's unerring judgment. The role of 
Polly is one that every young actress with a gift of mimicry 
must envy, and small wonder that her fellow actresses say 
"lucky Ina Claire." 



great actress. The situation is replete with pathos, hapless 
love, uncertainty, thus providing fine media for interpreting 
the emotional situation through yearning, sorrow, pathos — all 
keyed in that vibrant, lovely modulated voice which has been 
such a charm of this great actress through the long years of 
her great successes. There has never been but one Bernhardt, 
not even a rival in her long and glorious career. Next week 
she will appear at the Oakland Orpheum. 

The new acts this week are varied in artistry, racy banter, 
aviation gymnastics, and some extraordinary allied nation offi- 
cial war films, superlative in their timely and vital interest; 
films that take us right up to the front with all the crashing, 
thrilling events. Lili Petschinikoff, an unusually fine mistress 
of the violin, contributes a round of selections that are punctu- 
ated with fervid applause. Her selections are from Vieux- 
temps. Saint Saens. Massenet, Wienkowski and Raff, all great 
masters in their compositions and interpreted by her in ex- 
quisite charm. Mayo and Lynn hold a racy course of banter, 
joshing and story-telling that keeps the house rocking with 
gales of laughter crowned by a festoon bunch of recalls. Ruth 



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Scene From " Camouflage " Next Week at the Orpheurr 



Cyril Scott, who was last seen at the Columbia in "Seven 
Keys to Baldpate," carries much of the comedy on his shoulders 
and is largely responsible for the success of the play. H. 
Reeves Smith, who played with Emily Stevens in "The Un- 
chastened Woman" and established himself with us as an actor 
of unusual merit, does not appear until the last act, but stamps 
his artistry on the play in the moments he has. Herbert Yost, 
George Stuart Christie, Thomas Reynolds. Louise Galloway, 
Adah Barton, Betty Linley, Inez Sebring, Francis Verdi and 
Lloyd Neal are the capable actors who complete the excellent 
cast. 

"Polly With a Past" ran for ten months in New York. It 
will run at the Columbia just as long as its other bookings 
permit, so delighted are the audiences with it. 

• * • 

Mme. Bernhardt the Star Act of Big Orpheum Bill. 

Mme. Bernhardt continues to pack the Orpheum with her 
excellent characterization covering the pathetic death-bed scene 
of "Camille." the strongest act of its kind as depicted by this 



Budd, that whimsical little girl, packed with songs, gushing with 

artful nonsense and a disposition to be a dare-devil of the air, 

is back from Australia on her act in superlative fettle and is 

more daring, mischievous and successful than ever. 

The holdovers are all clever, that diverting laugh-provoker, 

"The Office Boy," of Eddie Carr and Company, Bensee and 

Baird, Marion Weeks, the dainty little coloratura soprano, and 

Silvermoon, the extraordinary canine contortionist. 

* * * 

Advance Announcements 



Columbia Theater. — Like his "The Boomerang" of last sum- 
mer, David Belasco's complete New York production and cast 
of "Polly With a Past." is meeting with a triumph at the Co- 
lumbia theater, where the second week of the engagement opens 
Monday night. The Bolton-Middleton comedy had an all-season 
run at the Belasco Theater, New York. Its charm has hit the 
fancy of San Franciscans and the three weeks' engagement at 



July 20, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



the Columbia Theater will be entirely too limited to accommo- 
date the throngs already lushing to the boxoffice. A more pei- 
fect cast of players has never been seen here and includes Ina 
Claire, Cyril Scott. H. Reeves-Smith, Herbert Yost, George 
Stuart Christie. Thomas Reynolds, Louise Galloway, Adah 
Barton, Betty Linley, Francis Verdi and Lloyd Neal. 

There will be no Sunday performances during the engagement 
of "Polly With a Past." This attraction will not be seen in 
Oakland. 

Two weeks hence at the Columbia Theater, Margaret Anglin 
will make her appearance in the merry military comedy, "Bill- 
eted," one of London's most noted hits and a play in which 
Miss Anglin shone most radiantly for a long run in New York 

and Chicago. 

» * * 

Orpheum — The high standard of vaudeville of the Orpheum 
will be more than maintained next week. Carl Jorn 
the distinguished tenor late of the New York Metropolitan and 
London Royal Opera companies, will sing several of the songs 
that have made him famous. Henri De Vries, the noted pro- 
tean actor, recently put away his make-up box and became a 
producer of one-act plays. His most recent effort is "Camou- 
flage." a military play, which recently proved one of the great- 
est sensations New York has ever known in vaudeville. The 
action is based on a band of counterfeiters who have an in- 
genious way of turning their den into the hove of a sweet old 
couple. The Sixty-third United States Infantry Band will be 
heard in patriotic selections. Their engagement is limited to 
one week. 

Marie Nordstrom, who during her recent too brief engage- 
ment of one week, made one of the greatest successes in the 
history of the Orpheum, in her delightful skit. "Let's Pretend," 
will, in response to a numerously expressed wish, play a return 
engagement. Lowell B. Drew and Vesta Wallace will appear 
in a flirtation fizz called "At the Soda Fountain," a clever and 
witty medium for the introduction of song, dance and patter. 
The Equillo brothers are equilibrists of extraordinary skill and 
daring who present a novel and thrilling act. 

Lili Petschnikoff, the world famous violinist who has created 
a great musical furore, will be heard in an entirely new pro- 
gramme. Mayo and Lynn, in their racy conversation, and Ruth 
Budd. the girl with the smile, will also contribute to this 
splendid bill. 

A new series of the Allied Nations' Official War Films will 
be presented. 



■IN THE SIDELIGHT OF WAR. 

Edward Mandell House, selected by President Wilson to lead 
in a "survey" of conditions in Europe, and amassing of evi- 
dence necessary for intelligent opinion and action by the United 
States when the war ends, has been serving President Wilson 
as a special representative, investigator and adviser since the 
nation's leader won his nomination for the presidency in 1912. 
Some of the time Colonel House has stressed the domestic and 
sometimes the European field of operation; but wherever he has 
been asked to go. or whatever he has been asked to do. the task 
has been done without blare of trumpets or self-advertising. He 
is as silent as he is efficient. Sometimes his service has to do 
with peacemaking among party factions, sometimes with influ- 
encing captains of industry to put nationalism above capitalism, 
and sometimes with talking with foreign ministers of the allied 
powers. No man in the history of American politics ever was 
so powerful while the country knew so little about him on the 
human side, or so trusted. The trust is based on the uniformly 
disinterested quality of such facts as do leak out. Colonel House, 
in Texas, used his wealth and his character as a man to combat 
forces of a plutocratic sort that were damaging the Democratic 
party and the Texan democracy. When he emerged on the na- 
tional field of politics and helped to influence the Baltimore con- 
vention of 1912 so as to win the nomination for Mr. Wilson, it 
was again as an opponent of the self-seeking politicians that he 
acted. He has not had candidates to place for subordinate of- 
fices in reward for his service. He likes to use his influence 
where it will count greatly and for the social good. He loves 
"big jobs." but abhors jobbery. He comes at issues from the 
human and not from the legalistic point of view. 



IN THE WAR ZONE. 

Thanks to Germany, the United States is now producing its 
own ferro-manganese. Before shipping became scarce steel mak- 
ers imported the bulk of this important alloy from Brazil. Now 
the American output is 35,000 tons a month ; and the Anaconda 
Copper Company will be able to turn out 30,000 tons more be- 
fore the end of this year. 

• * » 

Chain letter plans for the sale of War Saving Stamps and 
for the establishment of a special hospital in France tor the 
treatment of wounds in the face and jaw, are condemned by 
the Massachusetts committee on public safety, as they are by 
the Federal authorities. All sensible people should put every 
chain letter into the waste basket and let it go at that. 
* * * 

Normally Italy is overmatched by Austria-Hungary, which 
has not only a larger population but a strategic frontier which 
is the equivalent of something like a half a million men. Italy's 
only chance of meeting its oppressor on equal terms, therefore, 
lay in taking part in a general war, when Austria-Hungary 
would have to divert force to another front. 

* » * 

These lines of Robert Browning, expressive of the feeling 
of many Americans, acquire new intensity of meaning at this 
time: 

Open my heart and you will see 

Graved inside of it, "Italy." 

Such lovers old are I and she; 

So always was, so shall ever be. 

* * w 

Verification is needed for the report of the mutiny of garri- 
sons in Hungarian cities and the condemnation to death of 2.000 
soldiers. But it is highly probable that if the revolution should 
once get a start in the army it would- soon have explosive force 
in the empire. 

• • • 

A "state of war" has been declared in the province of Arch- 
angel, but as the 331,000 square miles contain but 350.000 
people it is a somewhat rarified state of war. more than two 

square miles being needed to provide combatants for a duel. 

• » * 

Berlin gives an enthusiastic report of the new aerial post 
in the Ukraine covering the distance between Kiev and Brest- 
Litovsk, 300 miles, in four hours. It is easy, however, to think 
of several things that the Ukraine needs more than an aerial 
post. 

* * * 

The most down-and-out Russian bonds are rising in price 
on the strength of reports of a new effort by the allies to aid 
the country against Germany aggressing. 

* * • 

Without waiting for the rest of the million to come up, the 
Americans on the spot make a very brilliant little drive at 

Vaux. The quality is all right and the quantity is on the way. 

• • » 

If it were not for the new drafts of young men from 18 to 
21 England could not now keep up the strength of her army 
in France. Our Congress and administration seem to fear 
public opinion in fixing the minimum draft age below 21. The 
subject is now postponed for a month or two while the general 
staff and the war secretary work out a new plan. 



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he always looks worried." — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. 



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Columbia Theatre 



July 20, 1918 




ENGAGEMENTS 

ABRAHAMSON-HIRSCHMAN— Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Abrahamson announce 
the engagement of their daughter. Miss Helen Abrahamson, to Lieu- 
tenant Sydney Hirschman. 

BOYLE- SPROUIiE — The engagement of Miss Marion Meredith Boyle, the 
daughter of Dr. Samuel S. Boyle, of Santa Rosa, to Harry Allen 
Sproule, was announced this week in Berkeley. 

ERl'NE-ML'NGER— Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Brune of Ross announce the 
engagement of their daughter. Miss Adele Brune. to Captain Arthur 
Lee Munger of the Medical Reserve Corps, now attached to the 
Twelfth U. S. Infantry at Camp Fremont. 

DOWNING -MAJUNG*— The engagement of Miss Frances Downing and 
Lieutenant Edwin Clark Maling. U. S. A., was announced during the 
past week. The wedding is to take place this summer. 

ELLICOTT-WATSON — From far-off San Domingo comes the news of 
the engagement of Priscilla Ellicott, daughter of Captain and Mrs. 
Ellicott, to Captain Thomas Eugene Watson. V. S. M. C. now sta- 
tioned at Santo Domingo. 

PALMER-GRAY— Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss 
Caroline Palmer, daughter of Albert R. Palmer of this city, and Robert 
Floyd Gray, the news coming as a pleasant surprise to the friends 
of the bride-' lect. 

TURNER-LISSER — Mr. and Mrs. George W. Turner of Los Gatos, for- 
merly of San Francisco, announce the engagement of their daughter. 
Miss Enid Turner, to Dr. Hans Lisser, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Louis 
Lisser of this city. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

BRUNE -MUNGER— Mies Adele Brune. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry Bmne of Ross, has set July 27 as the date of her marriage 
to Captain Arthur Lee Munger, U. S. A. 
WEDDINGS 

CURTNER-WELLER— Mr. and Mrs. William Morrison Curtner of 
Warm Springs have announced the marriage of their daughter, Miss 
Marion Curtner, to Theodore Warford Weller of Portland, Ore. 

DAVIDSON- HE ALT— Mrs. Marie Hicks Davidson, the daughter of Amos 
Hicks of Tulare, and Timothy Healy, a well-known attorney of this 
city, were married at Mrs. Davidson's home on Fulton street. 

EAGER-EAGEN — Tuesday afternoon the wedding of Miss Leslie Eager 
and Herbert Allan Eagan took place in the garden at the beautiful 
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Eager, in San Leandro. 

KELLY- ATWOOD — Mrs. Gerald Carols Schraiber announces the mar- 
riage of her sister. Miss Nellie B. Kelly, to Austin D. Atwood. 

KRUGER-LEVY — Mr. and Mrs. M. Kruger of Tenth avenue announce 
the coming marriage of their daughter, Cecile Viola Kruger, to Mer- 
vyn J. Levy, son of Mrs. Huldah Levy and the late Henry Levy. The 
marriage will take place Sunday at the Century Club. 

OS BORNE -ROBB INS — The wedding of Miss Elsie Osborne and Lieu- 
tenant Milo Rees Robbins recently was solemnized. 

SHUMAN-COOK — Mrs. W. B. Shuman of Mountain View announced the 
marriage of her daughter. Miss Lucile Griggs Shuman, to Roy E. 
Cook, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Jackson of this city. 

VERNON-DODGE — Word reached San Francisco Monday of the marriage 
at San Diego of Miss Mae Vernon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard 
Vernon, 52 Parnassus avenue, and Sergeant J. Curtis Dodge, One 
Hundred and Fifty-ninth Infantry, stationed at Camp Kearny. 
LUNCHEONS. 
TXT — Mrs. Hunter Liggett was hostess Wednesday at a luncheon 
at the Francisca Club. The affair was in honor of Mrs. Eleanor 
Martin. 

TURNER — Mrs. Harry B. Turner gave a luncheon on Thursday at her 
home in town in honor of her sister-in-law. Mrs. Thomas C. Turner. 
wife of Major Turner. 

WILSON — A luncheon hostess of the week was Mrs. Russell Wilson. 
DINNERS. 

MARTIN — Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained with another of her charm- 
ing dinner parties at her home on Broadway on Monday evening. 

POPE — Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope gave a dinner at the St. Francis 
Hotel Monday night. 

ARRIVALS. 

BATES— Mr. and Mrs. Charles Austin Bates, whose marriage was an 
it of June 28, have returned from a trip to 1 '<-! Monte and Southern 
California and are at the St. Francis Hotel. 

BOYD — Mrs. George Boyd and her daughters, Misses Jean and Cynthia 
Boyd, have returned to San Diego after a. visit of several weeks at 
the home of Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor in Piedmont. 

i "Til MM I XS— Mrs. Martin Crimmins and her two sons, who have been 
visiting Mr. and Mrs. James Hall Bishop at their home near Santa 
Barbara, returned to San Francisco. 

HOWELL — Mr. and Mrs. James B. Howell returned to their home on 
Lyon street after a few days' visit in Sacramento. 

KAMM — Mrs. Philip Kamro, who is the head of the Red Cross motor 
corps, will return tomorrow from the south, where she has been 
visiting her mother. Mrs. E. D. Roberts, at her home in Los Angeles. 

LOVELL — Miss Cornelia Lovell, who has been making her home in Boston 
during the last two years, is visiting in Piedmont at present with 
the family of her late brother, Mansfield Lovell. 

McNTJTT — Mrs. William F. McNutt returned to her home on Pacific 
avenue after a sojourn of several weeks in Aspen. Colo., where she 
has been the guest of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. 
Davis R. C. Brown. 



PIKE — Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pike have returned from a camping, trip in 

the Yosemite and the surrounding country. 
ROLLER— Mrs. Frank Roller (Adele Scott), who left here as a bride with 

Lieutenant Roller within the past year, is here visiting her parents, 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter Scott. 
ST. GOAR — Mr. Henry St. Goar and her attractive daughter, Miss Helen 

St. Goar, are In town again, after passing a delightful vacation at 

Paso Robles. Mrs. St. Goar and her daughter were away about a 

month. 
SUTRO — Mrs. Alfred Sutro and her three children, the Misses Margaret 

and Adelaide Sutin and Jack Sutro. Imv.- n-turncl to their resident-'' 

on Jackson street after a month's sojourn at Inverness. 
WALKER— Mr. and Mrs. R. I >. Walker and their family, who have been 

«■ n joying a stay at Santa Cruz, have returned to their apartments 
at the Bellevue. 

DEPARTURES. 

BAKER — Mrs. Samuel Baker and Miss Emma Baker left Monday r 
Santa Barbara to be away a few weeks. 

BISBEE — Mrs. G. W. Eisbee and Mrs. Charles M. Pringle, wife of Cap- 
tain Pringle. left for the Sierras. They will be joined by Mr. Bisbee 
at Newcastle, and will motor from there to Lake Tahoe ami else- 
where. 

CAMERON — Mr. and Mrs. George Cameron. Mr, and Mrs. Joseph Oliver 
Tobln and Colonel J. C. Faunthorpe of the British Army left Thurs- 
day for Del Monte. 

DROWN — Mrs. Willard Drown has gone to Medford, Ore., where she is 
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Preston. 

FILER— Mrs. Walter Filer is In Santa Barbara and will not return for 
several weeks. 

GREGG — Wellington Gregg and Frank Maroney have left for Lake Tahoe, 
where they will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Law. 

HENSHAW — Mrs. William G. Henshaw has gone to Coronado, where 
she will remain for several weeks. 

HUNTINGTON — Miss Marion Huntington left for a two weeks* sojourn 
at Lake Tahoe. 

LAWSON — Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Lawson and their little son, Andrew 
W. Lawson Jr., left Sunday for Carmel-by-the-Sea, where they will 
remain for two weeks as the guests of Professor and Mrs. Andrew 
C. Lawson. 

I^ANSDALE — Mrs. Philip Van Home Lansdale left for Boston, planning 
to remain in the east for a month or six weeks. 

MARTIN — Mrs. Walter Martin, Mrs. J. Frank Judge. Mrs. Charles Temple- 
ton Crocker, Mrs. Cheever Cowdin and Mrs. Eugene Murphy left on 
Wednesday for Lake Tahoe. 

McDONALD — Mrs. Charles McDonald, who has been spending some time 
at the St. Francis Hotel, left Saturday for San Diego, where she 
wil spend the summer. Lieutenant McDonald Is now In France. 

MOORE — Mrs. L. W. Mooore and Mrs. J. C. Sellers have gone to Santa 
Cruz and are at the Casa del Rey for the summer. 

ZEILE — Miss Marian Zeile will leave San Francisco today for Santa 
Barbara, where she will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Talbot Walker. 
who have taken the Robert Louis Stevenson place for the summer. 
INTIMATIONS. 

BAKER — Society has been pleased to hear of the decision of Mr. and 
Mrs. Raymond T. Baker to return here in September and take a 
house In San Francisco for a month or six weeks. 

BUTTERS — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butters of Piedmont, accompanied by 
Mrs. Graham Ade of Washington, D. C, passed the week-end at 
Del Monte. 

DOZIER — Mrs. Charles A. Dozier Is at Brookdale, where she will enjoy 
an outing of a fortnight or so. 

GRAHAM — Mrs. William Miller Graham and her daughter, Miss Geraldlne 
Graham, have arrived at "Bellasguardo," in Montecito, for the summer. 

HANCHJffTT — Misses Alice an. I Lucy Bai h< I have returned from New 
York and are at their country place. El Salto, at Monterey bay, for a 
few weeks. They will go to Del Monte later in the season. 

MAHONEY — Miss Louise Mahoney, who has been visiting Mrs. R. A. 
Bray at her home in Piedmont for the past ten days, has returned to 
her attractive apartment In the Studio building in Post street. 

MATTHEWS — Mr. and Mrs. Warren Matthews, who were at the De Pue 
home on Washington street for a fortnight at the conclusion of their 
honeymoon trip, have gone to Berkeley, where they have taken an 
attractive apartment. 

McCONE— Mlsa Mary McCone, who has been passing the summer with 
her mother, Mrs. James McCone. at the Fairmont Hotel, is visiting 
in Mill Valley as the guest of her aunt, Mrs. George H. Lemman. 

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and California Advertiser 



11 



McCREERY— Mr. and .Mrs. Richard McCreery, who are Leaving Monday 

for Tahoe. will be tlie guests of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Newhall 

during (heir sojourn at the lake. 
MICHAELS— Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Michaels have gone to Del Monte for 

the summer. 
NICKEL — Mr. and Mrs. George Niche! and their children will pass the 

remainder of the summer In Monten 
PARROTT — Mrs. William Parrott, who has been visiting her mother, 

Mrs. Shei wood Hopkins, at her home In Jackson street, has taken 

an apartment at the Palace Hotel. 
PRESTON— Mrs. Edgar P. Preston ts in San Diego, where she plans to 

visit for a month. 
RAYMOND— -Lieutenant and Mrs. George Perkins Raymond, whose mar- 
riage was a brilliant event of a fortnight ago, are enjoying their 

honeymoon In Santa Barbara. 
ROUNSBFBLL — Mr. and Mrs. J. V. RonnsefVll enjoyed the week-end 

;it Mare island, where they are the guests of I >i-. and Mrs. Ernest 

Etylnge. 



SALSBURY— Mr. and Mis. John Salsbury are spending Hie summer at 
their ■ ■ ch In Nevada, Mrs. Grace G, Lange is with them for 

;i few w ei i 

SLADE LJeutenanl and Mrs. Russell Slade --n-- occupying their pretty 
home mi Vallejo streei again for a few days while Lieutenant Slade 
enjoys a ten-day leave from Ellington Field. 

SCOTT .\m iii.i Mrs. Harry Horaley Scotl are spending the month of 
July with Mr. Scotfs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry T, Scott, at their 
home "ii i lurllnga me. 

SESSIONS— Mrs. David R. Sessions and Miss Jeanette Sessions are en- 
joying a week's outing at Tahoe. They are staying at Tahoe Tavern. 

STERN— Mrs. A. Stern was the hostess at a week-end party at her home 
in Menlo. 

TUCKER — Mr. and Mrs. Nion Tucker are passing their honeymoon at 
Lake Tahoe. They are occupying tie' cottage of Mrs. Samuel F. B. 
Morse. 

TURNER— Surgeon and Mrs. Harry I!, Turner are enjoying the week- 
end at i lei Monte. 



FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



The other afternoon 1 went to a play in a new theater. It 
is a beautiful theater and the play itself was charming, ore of 
those old-world settings far from the noise of today's fighting, 
and rather a relief after all the war plays and pictures we are 
so much interested in. The costumes on the stage were, of 
course, of that far-gone day, but those in the audience were 
just as interesting. They were of every description, from the 
simplest of sports suits to the more elaborate frocks of Georg- 
ette crepe and chiffon. One of the things that interested me 
most, however, were the coiffures. The old-time pompadour 
seems to be returning into favor. Not, of course with that 
hard upward roll over an enormous "rat;" that day is past, 
we hope; but there were decided pompadours, loosely waving 
back and ending in soft twists and even puffs at the back of 
the head. Sometimes the hair was parted in the middle and 
then rolled up and back. Every now and then, one saw a 
charming person with a suggestion of bangs. In fact, the coif- 
fures, as the fashions this year, are very much "as you like 
them." 

Hats and Things. 

The hats are becoming larger every day! Sports hats, filmy 
brimmed lace or chiffon hats, and immense evening hats of 
Milan straw, with flat trimming only on the brim, perhaps, in 
the shape of a bird of paradise, or an aigrette. The other 
extreme is equally popular, the tiny toque and draped turban 
are great favorites for street wear and with semi-informal aft- 





ernoon costumes. Organdie hats, by far the most alluring of 
the fads of the season, come in every size and shape, and color. 
Some are severely plain, to be worn in the mornings, others 
have flutings and flowers galore, and others are combined with 
satin and even velvet for the summer evening spent in dancing. 
The irregular brims are proving quite a feature of the new 
mode. Now is the time for the first velvet and felt hats to ap- 
pear, but there are remarkably few of them on Fifth Avenue, 
due, perhaps, to the fact that we have had a very cold spring, 
and everyone wants a bit of summer first. 

The Charm of the Pajamas. 

There is hardly a play to be seen now on Broadway that 
does not in some act feature pajamas! Indeed, they are so 
charming that one is not surprised at this fact. They are made 
of all manner of materials, and when seriously considered for 
leal wear are very practical and comfortable. The ones il- 
lustrated here were of soft silk, creamy in tone, with large 
figures here and there in delicate lavender and blue. The 
bands around the sleeves, the lower edge of the jacket and the 
trousers were of deep French blue, and the effect was lovely 
in the extreme. The little coat slips on over the head, and the 
round neck edge is without any trimming whatsoever, follow- 
ing the mode of daytime styles. Sometimes, the trousers are 
gathered into deep cuffs often ending in ruffles. 

Fringe at All Times. 

Capes still continue to be the most popular of wraps for every 
occasion. One sees them, in satin or cloth, in the morning on 
the avenue, worn over a wash dress perhaps. In the afternoon 
they are thrown back to show the dress underneath. Often 
they are trimmed with fringe, one pretty model that I saw the 
other day had the entire collar of wide black silk fringe. In- 
deed, Fashion says "Fringe at all times and in all places." 
The floating panels of the new street dresses are deeply fringed 
at the lower edge. 

Canning Time and Canning Costumes. 

The Food Conservation Show has stirred us all to patriotic 
endeavor, and with the fresh fruits and vegetables now obtain- 
able, we are doing our bit. or planning to do our bit in the can- 
ning line. Illustrated here is a little cooking set that is both 
becoming and practical. The one-piece apron slips on over 
the head, and there is a fascinating cap to protect the hair, and 
ilso sleeve protectors. 



DR. BYRON W. HAINES 

DENTIST 

PYORRHEA A SPECIALTY 

Offices-505-507-323 Geary Slreel 
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The Piacticml Cooking Set 



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San Francisco News Letter 



July 20, 1918 




On the Bread Line of War 



"Did your late uncle remember you when he wrote his 

will?" "Guess so — he left me out." — Longhorn. 

"Who gave her away at her wedding "' "Nobody. She 

simply threw herself away." — Philadelphia Bulletin. 

Willis — The coal supply in our town is several tons 

short. Gillis — You're lucky. In our town every ton is short. — 
Town Topics. 

Professor — Do you subscribe to the theory of evolu- 
tion? Mr. Nuritch — I don't think so. Where's it published? — 
Boston Transcript. 

Wife — Did you secure a cook? Hub — I have hopes of 

one. She asked time to look up my standing in Bradstreet. — 
Boston Transcript. 

Clerk (in small-town hotel) — Will you have a pitcher 

of water sent to your room, sir? Colonel Blugrass — Water? 
What for ? Ain't there any fire escape ? — Cleveland Leader. 

"Your husband has been talking to those pretty young 

gjrls for almost an hour, and you don't seem to mind it at all." 
"Not a bit. So long as they are willing to listen to his non- 
sense, I don't have to." — Detroit Free Press. 

Tommy (dictating letter to be sent to his wife) — The 

nurses here are a very plain lot Nurse — Oh, come! I say! 

That's not very polite to us. Tommy — Never mind, nurse, put 
it down. It'll please her. — Ladies' Home Journal. 

-On Friday evening Mr. Jackson Stone, of Chicago, and 



Miss Eva Morris, of Hebron, were quietly married. As sweetly 
as the blending of two light-beams in the solemn hush that 
fell over the little company of friends, these two souls melted 
into each other under the mystic words of union spoken by the 
officiating clergyman. — Valparaiso (Ind.). Vidette. 

The party of tourists were watching Professor X as he 

exhumed the wrapt body of an ancient Egyptian. "Judging from 
the utensils about him," remarked the professor, "this mummy 
must have been an Egyptian plumber." "Wouldn't it be in- 
teresting," said a romantic young lady, "if we could bring him 
to life?" "Interesting, but a bit risky." returned Professor X. 
"Somebody might have to pay him for his time." — Browning's 
Magazine. 

Andy Foster, a well-known character in his native city, 

had recently shuffled off this mortal soil in destitute circum- 
stances, although in his earlier days he enjoyed prosperity. A 
prominent merchant, an old friend of the family, attended the 
funeral and was visibly affected as he gazed for the last time 
on his old friend and associate. The mourners were conspicu- 
ously few in number and some attention was attracted by the 
sorrowing merchant. "The old gentleman was very dear to 
you?" ventured one of the bearers after the funeral. "Indeed, 
he was," answered the mourner. "Andy was one true friend. 
He never asked me to lend him a cent, though I knew that he 
was practically starving to death." — Harper's Magazine. 

Tommy Tonkins was keen on baseball and particularly 

ambitious to make his mark as a catcher. Any hint, however 
small, was welcomed if it helped on his advance in his depart- 
ment of the game. When he began to have trouble with his 
hands, and somebody suggested soaking them in salt water 
to harden the skin, he quickly followed the advice. Alas- a 
few days later Tommy had a misfortune. A long hit at the 
bottom of the garden sent the ball crashing through a neigh- 
bor's window. It was the third Tommy had broken since the 
season began. Mrs. Tonkins nearly wept in anger when Tommy 
broke the news. "Yer father'll skin yer when 'e comes 'ome 
tonight," she said. Poor Tommy, trembling, went outside to 
reflect. His thoughts traveled to the strap hanging in the 
kitchen, and he eyed his hands ruefully. "Ah!" he muttered, 
with a sigh. "I made a big mistake. I ought to 'ave sat in 
that salt and water!" — Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. 



Luther Burbank of Santa Rosa announces a new creation in 
wheat, a variety that he says will revolutionize the farming 
industries of Califorania. The new wheat, not to be confused 
with the Burbank super-wheat, he decribes as a new and dis- 
tinct variety, rich in nutritive value and prolific in yield, since 
it will produce fifty bushels to the acre where twelve have 
hitherto grown in normal seasons. 
* * * 

Mrs. Burleson, wife of the postmaster general, has been in- 
strumental in establishing a co-operative grocery store. Mem- 
bership $1 a year, and a charge of 5 per cent is made on pur- 
chases to cover expenses. None but employees of the postoffice 
department may become members of its co-operative store. 
(Purchase tickets cost $1 and $5 each. A $1 ticket is good for 
95 cents worth of commodities; a $5 ticket purchases $4.50 

worth. 

* * * 

The Food Administration requests as a method of educating 
the public to conserve sugar that the retail grocers should post 
an attractive sign in their stores at least 2 feet by 4 feet in 
size, calling the attention of the consuming public to the fact 
that sugar is scarce — that only 2 lbs. may be sold to a cus- 
tomer and that not more than 3 lbs. per person, per month, 
should be consumed. Plain black lettering on coated white 
cardboard is most effective. 

* * * 

Governmental price fixing will never eliminate profiteering, 
Food Administrator Hoover declared today in a letter to Sen- 
ator Simmons, chairman of the Senate finance committee. 
Hoover urged heavy profit taxes as the only means of return- 
ing to the public money taken from them by profiteering. He 
declared, however, that the price fixing policy will be continued 
because of the shortage now existing in nearly every commodity. 

* * * 

The U. S. Food Administration has asked Congress to ap- 
propriate twelve million dollars for the next fiscal year to carry 
on its work. The amount is absolutely insignificant when com- 
pared with the tremendous amount of money saved in the ten 

months the Food Administration has been in operation. 
» * » 

Three things you cannot do : 

You must not advertise flour. 
You must not advertise bread. 
You must not advertise sugar. 

The regulations of the Food Administration absolutely pro- 
hibit the advertising of these three commodities in any way, 

whether it be by circulars on the windows or in the stores. 

* * * 

Charles G. Johnson, superintendent of weights and measures, 

was reappointed for a four-year term by Governor William D. 

Stephens. Chas. G. Johnson is one of the most efficient sealers 

in the United States. 

» * * 

San Francisco milk consumers now face the possibility of 
soon being forced to pay increased prices. Fourteen cents a 
quart, two cents more than the present retail cost, probably will 
be the price if the increase goes into effect. Inspected and 
certified milk will be affected accordingly. 

* • • 

Lewis F. Swift, president of Swift & Co., today sent protests 
to President Woodrow Wilson and to L. L. Bracken, secretary 
of the Federal Trade Commission, in answer to the report of 
the commission attacking packers as profiteers, which was made 

public Saturday. 

* » * 

More lucrative opportunity for employment has even hit the 
retail grocer — many are selling out at auction to engage in 
ether lines; close margins — no profit is the principal reasons 

given. 

* * * 

Once more the big Government inventory — the U. S. War 
Emergency Food Survey, is being taken. The retailer must 
figure out in pounds, ounces, gallons and bushels the amount 
of stock on hand of those commodities listed in the survey. 



July 20, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



13 




Major General J. F. Morrison, at that time Fremont Commander, Hanrling Message of Greeting from Eighth to Fortieth Division to Major 
W. R. Schmidt, Who Was Observer on the Record Trip from Fremont to Kearny and Return. Major Schmidt Brought Back a Message from Gen. 
Strong, Kearny Commander. — Photo by J. T. Aitken, San Jose. 

Camp Fremont to Camp Kearny and Return 

1 197 miles in 40 hours and 13 minutes the 
latest achievement of the Stevens Salient Six 

By B. D. \iiiltrson 



Racing through nineteen counties, over 
mountain ranges, through newly plowed 
roads and over hundreds of miles of 
paved state highway, a Stephens Salient 
Six piloted by Allan R. Kennedy of San 
Jose and carrying a party of observers, 
including Captain (now Major) W. R. 
Schmidt, of the Twelfth Infantry, Camp 
Fremont, recently made the round-trip be- 
tween Camp Fremont and Camp Kearny 
in the remarkable time of 40 hours and 
13 minutes. The distance was 1,197 
miles and one hour of the forty was 
passed in Camp Kearny. 

No fuel but distillate was used in the 
Salient Six and it required but 89 gal- 
lons. This gave an average for the en- 
tire distance of 13 2-3 miles to the gal- 



lon — an unusually economical run when 
the speed, grades, heat and the miles on 
miles of rough going are taken into con- 
sideration. 

Captain Schmidt accompanied the 
party as army observer. He carried a 
message from Maj. Gen. John F. Morri- 
son to Maj. Gen. Strong in which greet- 
ings were expressed from the then com- 
mandant of the Eighth Division to the 
commandant of the Fortieth Division. U. 
S. A. Gen. Strong sent back a similar 
message. The other members of the 
party were Kennedy, the driver; Walter 
Williams, relief driver and mechanic; W. 
J. Benson, distributor of the Stephens 
Salient Six in Northern California, and 
B. D. Anderson, newspaperman. 



The start was made at Camp Fremont 
at 1 o"clock a. m., Monday morning, June 
3. At 6:56 that night they were in Camp 
Kearny and at 7 exactly Captain 
Schmidt had delivered his message and 
received Gen. Strong's reply. At 8 the 
car left on the gruelling trip back up the 
all-coast road and the arrival at Camp 
Fremont — the journey complete — was at 
5:17 p. m.. Tuesday evening. 

Provided with a generous lunch, the 
party set out to make no stops on the go- 
ing trip except for fuel and oil. These 
stops were made at Fresno, Bakersfield 
and Glendale. On the return there was 
a stop at Santa Ana for hot coffee and at 
Santa Maria for a breakfast. In addi- 
tion, the car stopped three rimes for dis- 



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July 20, 1918 




At the End of Their 1.197-mile Trip the Party Arrived at Camp Fremont with Cool Water 
Driver, Is Seen in the Picture with His Cheek on the Radiator. Allan P. Kennedy, the Pilot, 



filiate and oil on the way back. 

The Valley Route is a boulevard all the 
v/ay compared to the Coast Line. There 
is, of course, a rough detour at Altamont 
and there was a long detour at Tulare. 
Aside from these, the road is paved un- 
til the Ridge Route is reached. Here there 
is a detour at the start of the ridge road 
but it is short and its discomforts are 
few. There is a similar detour at the 
southern end of the ridge route. All the 
rest of the road is good. 



After leaving Santa Barbara on the re- 
turn the hard going begins almost im- 
mediately. Both ends of Gaviota pass 
are paved, but good time is impossible 
for twenty miles in the center of the pass. 
Around Los Alivos and Los Alimos all 
the roads are under construction and it 
is necessary to go through farms, open 
gates and otherwise cut out the speed. 
From Bradley up past King's City the 
roads are crimes. Around King's City 
grading was going on. The road was a 



in the Radiator. Walter Williams, the Relief 
Is Seen at the Extreme Left In the Picture. 

foot deep in dust and clods. Detours 
occur every mile and they are rougher 
than rough. One. especially, was a cau- 
tion. The road led through a ravine, V- 
shaped, with about as much flat at the 
bottom as the V affords. The grade of 
the banks is fully 30 per cent. The rear 
wheels are still going down when the 
front start up. To a novice driver this 
piece of road must be a nightmare. The 
Stephens went through it like a top. 
The car was called upon to show its 




On the Southern Desert. The Stephens Salient Six Stopped Just Long Enough to Snap This Picture. 



July 20, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



15 



power at King's City. Stalled behind a 
truck the car had to wait. When the 
gears were enmeshed again the rear 
wheels began to spin. They dug their 
way through a foot of dust to hardpan 
and the car responded like a lashed thor- 
oughbred, hurtling at least ten feet for- 
ward and landing like a bucking bronco 
on all fours. There was a fine accident 
in prospect here but Kennedy straight- 
ened her up with a twist and we were off 
again, pounding our way through the 
loose sand and losing time at every foot. 
We who were not at the wheel marveled 
that the machine — any machine — would 
stand this pounding for hours on end 
after hundreds of miles of continuous 
running and come out whole. 

After we passed Salinas we began to 
pick up time again and we finished the 
last hundred miles with heads up and 
in speedway time. 

It took 21 hours and 17 minutes to 
come up the coast, against 17 hours and 
56 minutes going down. 

W. J. Benson, distributor of the 
Stephens, left the day after completing 
the record trip for a business visit to the 
Salient Six factory at Moline, 111. Be- 
fore he left he issued a challenge to any 
stock car to make this run under similar 
conditions in similar time. It is doubtful 
if the feat can be duplicated until the 
roads have been paved, or at least grad- 
ed. A one-way record might be made 
going down the valley or coming up the 
valley but the combination run, including 
the coast road, is a sticker. This is the 
opinion of everyone who has made the 
trip. 

Tires are an important factor in such 
a drive. The car is no better than the 
material with which it is shod. It is like 
the soldier in this respect. It is said 
that a soldier fights on his stomach, but 
it is equally true that he fights on his 
feet. The automobile runs on its tires. 
If they do not stand the strain the jig 
is up, no matter how powerful an engine 
the car may have, no matter how classy 
it may look. The Stephens was shod 
with Goodyear cord tires and they made 
the 1,197-mile trip without a falter. The 
party didn't have to worry about them. 
They were entirely forgotten after a few 
miles. When the trip was done they 
were inspected and none of them showed 
wear perceptibly. 

Kennedy drove the entire distance to 
Camp Kearny, which is some feat in 
itself, considering that he hardly left the 
wheel for 18 hours at a stretch. He also 
drove the greater part of the return trip 
making more than 31 hours out of 40, 
running time, that he piloted the ma- 
chine. It was a gruelling test for the 




'Slightly Battered, but Still Very Much In the Ring'— This Is W. J. 

Benson, Northern California Distributor of the Stephens Salient 

Six, at the Side of the Car After the 1,197-mile Record 

Trip from Camp Fremont to Camp Kearny and Return. 



driver as well as for the car. 

It got to be a bit of the joke as we 
were nearing Camp Keamy going down 
and various financial considerations were 
offered Kennedy for the privilege of driv- 
ing the machine into headquarters at the 
southern camp. He put temptation airily 
behind him. however. In fact a gatling 
gun couldn't have taken that driver's seat 
away from him as we began to near the 
camp. And he was just as game coming 
back. After he got the wheel again at 
Santa Margarita on the return trip he 
kept ramming the car along through dust 
and ruts in a spirit that belied his two 
nights without sleep. 

After their return the party had the 
honor of being the first to announce that 



the ridge road was in general use. All 
information obtainable in the north be- 
fore the start was that it was impassible. 
It is much the better way to travel, how- 
ever, in spite of the short detours. 

Figuring average time, the party was 
within 3-40 hours of the speed laws. 
The car averaged 29 37-40 miles per 
hour for 40 hours and 13 minutes. The 
time spent at Camp Keamy and at meals 
is counted against this average. At times 
it was necessary to run the speedometer 
up to , but never mind, that state- 
ment might be used against somebody, 
and this is a true story. 



Examined through war spectacles, the 
tire and wheel problems of the American 



16 



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July 20, 1918 



army abroad become many and diversi- 
fied. Europe has customs and standards 
decidedly its own and it has blended ev- 
erything in the way of automobile man- 
ufacture and road construction to suit 
those tastes and patterns — all quite diff- 
erent from American forms. 

Therefore, says the B. F. Goodrich 
Rubber Company, a comparison of condi- 
tions, of problems and of types affords 
interesting consumption at this time when 



American assistance has become so vital 
a factor in the world's war. 

Fundamentally, drastic differences at- 
tribute themselves to philosophical and 
psychological elements. Autoists of Eu- 
rope constitute a "class"' — that is, the 
European, no matter whether he can af- 
ford it, simply must have a chauffeur. 
He drives his own car rarely. 

The American is just the opposite. He 
invariably drives his own car and all 



manufacture of cars and tires has been 
along lines aimed to give him untroubled 
service, comfort, convenience and easy 
repairs in case of accident. Noteworthy, 
then, is the sharp contrast in rims. The 
European uses the clincher type to the 
total exclusion of the straight-side; the 
American favors the latter type. If the 
American gets a puncture, he yanks off 
the tire, puts on another, pumps it up. 
and is off again. 



THE AUTOMOBILE 



BY 
R. R. l'HOMMEDIEU 



Motorists of San Francisco are warned by Chief of the Traffic 
Squad Francis Mahoney to be more careful in parking their 
vehicles neai street crossings. 

The section of the ordinance reads as follows : 

"It shall be unlawful for any person to hitch, or to cause or 
permit to be hitched, any horse, mule or other animal, or to 
leave standing or to cause or permit to be left standing, any 
bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, buggy, carriage, wagon or 
other vehicle, upon any street along which street cars or inter- 
urban railway cars are run or operated, within twenty feet of 
either side line of any street that crosses, intersects or termi- 
nates in such street, or within twenty feet of either such side 
line extended across such streets at right angles. 

"Provided, however, that none of the conveyances or other 
vehicles mentioned herein shall be left standing or permit or 
cause to be left standing within fifty feet of either side line of 
any street that intersects the southerly line of Market street, 
between Third street and Embarcadero. and the northerly line 
of market street between Kearny street and Embarcadero." 

• • * 

Times have changed. In olden days it was quite the custom 
to keep the top down in all but rainy weather, and tourists trav- 
eled through the country at forty miles per hour, and even 
faster, and believed it quite the thing to make their trips in 
the open. Gradually, the permanent roof became popular, for 
people could see no more reason for flying through the country 
in an automobile without cover than for making trips by elec- 
tric car, or by railroad train with no top on the car. The drivers 
with ordinary tops to their cars gradually stopped lowering the 
coverings, and in winter or summer now is will be found that 
ninety per cent of the cars seen on the streets will either have 
permanent roofs or will have tops up, and more enclosed cars 

will be seen than were thought of years ago. 

• » » 

Ontario in the first three months of the year had an increase 
of 10,000 in the number of car licenses taken out, compared 
with the corresponding period of last year. The total number 
of licenses for motor cars in the Province of Ontario to March 
31 was 48,500. There are 4,616 licensed chauffeurs in Ontario 
and 2.000 licenses for motorcycles. 
* * * 

Despite the fact that it was generally believed that fewer 
cars would be operated in Michigan this year, the number of 
licenses already issued is almost as large as the total for 1917. 
Last year 206.000 cars were licensed, and the 1918 permits 
are already at the 206,000 mark. The estimated number for 
the year is 250,000. 

» * * 

The Rodeo-Vallejo ferry is now running on regular schedule 
between Rodeo and Vallejo. The operation of this ferry is an 
event of great importance to automobile travel, both pleasure 
and commercial. From San Francisco and Oakland, the route 
is a direct straight line over level state highway out San Pablo 
avenue to Rodeo and thence twenty minutes on the ferry Issi- 
quah to Vallejo and then state highway to Cordelia, Sacra- 
mento and Santa Rosa and all points north. 



This route cuts off eleven miles between San Francisco bay 
points and Sacramento. At the same time it eliminates all 
hills and round-about roads, as it is a straight line over high- 
way. It is as straight as the crow flies from Oakland to Cor- 
delia, which is the intersection of all roads leading to and from 
Lake county and the north central part of the state, and all 
roads leading to and from Sacramento and the northeastern 
part of the state. 

Aside from being a great convenience to automobile travel, 
it is also a big new enterprise for Rodeo and Vallejo. 

Alameda and Contra Costa counties as well as the counties 
adjoining on the north have long been in need of this connect- 
ing link. 

The home office of the ferry company is at Rodeo and the 
business is managed by A. J. Hanford. 

The "ferry Issiquah" affords every accommodation for auto- 
mobiles and passengers. She has a capacity of about forty 
machines and 400 passengers and is one of the stanchest and 
fastest ferry boats on the bay. She operates on a forty-minute 
schedule. 

* * * 

During the first four months of 1918 there were registered 
in New York State 400.000 motor vehicles, as compared with 
411,000 for all of 1917. During the same period there was 
collected from the 1918 registration $4,100,000, as compared 
with a total collection of $4,250,000 for all of 1917. Secretary 
of State Hugo stated that he expects to register a total of 500,- 
000 motor vehicles. 150.000 chauffeurs and 125,000 private 
owners desiring to drive their own cars, during the year. 

Illinois has already registered just under 350,000 cars, and 
California is above the 300,000 mark. All these figures already 

exceed the total for 1917. 

* • • 

"Autocar." "automotor" and "petrocar" were the names ap- 
plied to the first motor vehicle in England, while in the United 
States "motorcycle,'" "autocycle," "horseless carriage" and 
"motor wagon"' were the terms commonly used to designate 

the automobile, a name which came into use at a later date. 

* • • 

Dirt will be lying upon the Oroville lateral before the end 
of the month. 

This was the statement of M. Blumenkranz of Stockton, who 
was awarded the contract. He states the contract has been 
approved and signed, and that he is now assembling material 
for this work. He will be about two weeks in getting his equip- 
ment here, and construction will then start. He plans to begin 

at the Shippee Road and work to the east. 

* * * 

Roads into the Rainier National Park are good from Tacoma 
to Paradise Valley, according to the report of E. S. Bullitt sub- 
mitted for distribution to motorists. Scores of machines are mak- 
ing the trip each week and a very small number fail to make 

the tour in ease and comfort. 

* * * 

Seven and one-half miles an hour was the dizzy speed at- 
tained by the winning machine in the first automobile race. 



July 20, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



17 



Of Interest to Motorists 



The exhaust valve stems are extremely likely to stick because 
of the formation of a gummy deposit that comes in this part. 
Gasoline or kerosene are the only things that will help much 
in these circumstances. By inserting a bit of copper tubing 
in at the next spark plug hole a little gasoline may be squirted 
on to the valve stem. The gasoline runs down the stem and 
quickly loosens the gum, so that the valve stem is free to move 

again. 

• * » 

When being towed or towing another car, don't hurry; take 
corners slowly and look out for pedestrians who may try to 
cut between the cars, not observing the tow rope. 

* * * 

A very good leather dressing is composed of equal parts of 
glycerine and sweet oil. After applying this mixture with a 
cloth it should be left on the leather for twenty minutes, after 
which the leather must be wiped dry. Ordinary soap and water 
makes a good cleanser for leather, the soap being applied with 
a sponge and wiped off with a chamois skin. 

• * * 

Moisture on the exposed part of the porcelain will often 

cause a spark plug to fire irregularly. This trouble may be 

obviated by greasing the porcelain with vaseline or hard grease. 

A. useful bit of knowledge during a protracted spell of wet 

weather. 

» » » 

Strong soap suds made from automobile soaps, rubbed on 
the windshield glass and allowed to dry, is said to help prevent 
fog or rain from obscuring vision through the glass. 

* * * 

A simple way to test the mixture from your carburetor is to 
press open the auxiliary air valve slightly. If the engine 
speeds up it shows that the mixture is too rich. Throttle down 
and close low speed adjustment slightly. Test again and con- 
tinue until a slight pressure on auxiliary air valve does not af- 
fect running of engine, but a heavy pressure will stop it. 

• * • 

After a casing has been long in use sometimes stretching 
develops, so that it takes longer to inflate it. A stretched tire 
should not be pumped up too tight and incidentally it is best to 
fit such casings with inner liners. By this means a good many 

more miles can be gotten out of them. 

• * * 

It sometimes happens that the bolts holding the flywheel to 
the flange on the crankshaft work a trifle loose, with the result 
that an irregular knocking occurs, which is very much like that 
of a loose connecting rod's big end, and is most noticeable at 
slow motor speeds and at the beginning of periods of rapid 
acceleration or retardation. Test the flywheel for such loose- 
ness when a knock cannot be easily located. 

* * * 

The proper tool to use in cutting out rivets that hold together 
thin metal parts is a sharp chisel. The head of the rivet should 
be backed up with a weight of some kind, so as to prevent 
tearing of the adjacent metal. An oxyacetylene torch is the 

quickest method of cutting off rivet heads. 

• * • 

With the season of heat just ahead, it behooves the car 
owner to look to the condition of the fan belt. In the case of 
leather belts, they should be cleaned with gasoline and then 
soaked over night in castor oil. This treatment will revive the 

grip of even the oldest leather belt. 

» » * 

When the car owner who does his own work desires to drill 
a piece of metal too small or of such shape that it cannot be 
bolted to the drill press table it can be kept from turning by 

placing a stiff piece of emery cloth between it and the table. 

• • • 

The farmers of the United States have been allowing $300.- 
000.000 in real money to escape from their pockets each year 

because of poor roads, according to the testimony of experts. 

* • * 

The Signal Corps was the first branch of the United States 
army to utilize the automobile in any capacity. This was in 
1899. 



When spark plugs habitually become fouled with oil and 
soot, it is a good plan to investigate and see whether they may 
not be projecting too far into the combustion chamber, particu- 
larly when they are located in either one or the other of the 
valve- pockets. If they are screwed into the valve port caps, 
the removal of the caps with the plugs in them will be the best 
way to determine the condition. The points or the outer end 
of the shell should extend very little beyond the inner faces 
of the valve caps. Anyway, adjustments to the carburetor 
or lubricating system should be made to prevent excessive gas 
or oil feed. 

• * * 

As is usual with an innovation radically different, the auto- 
mobile was at first regarded as rather an uncertainty. Its possi- 
bilities were not appreciated. But this was not for long. As 
k was gradually improved upon, its utility features were recog- 
nized more and more, until today the modern motor car is re- 
garded of vital necessity as a means of speedy, economical 
and dependable transportation. In every line of business and 
profession it is effecting economies, in time, money and energy 
saved, undreamed of a few short years ago. 

Many alive today who ridiculed the first weak efforts of the 
"horseless carriage" have lived to become absolutely dependent, 
directly or indirectly, upon the automobile for the position they 
hold, the food they eat and the house they live in. — Chevrolet 
Review. 

« * » 

An early motor enthusiast went on record with the statement 
that he would buy a motor carriage immediately if he were 
not afraid of frightening horses and incurring the risk of a 
damage suit. 

* * * 

One of the state highway engineers was in Dunnigan looking 
over the ground preparatory to the state taking over the con- 
tract to finish the highway between Dunnigan and Zamora. 

* * * 

Distributor points must be adjusted with a wrench especially 
devised for that purpose. It embodies a steel finger or thick- 
ness gauge to be inserted between the contact in open position 
on any of the contacts. In other words, this steel finger is the 
exact width of the correct opening between the point and the 
segment. 

» » * 

One of the nastiest blemishes on the body work of the car 
is tar. which is frequently splashed on the polished surfaces 
from the road. A good solvent for tar is butter, which should 
be spread over the spots and allowed to stand for some min- 
utes before being carefully wiped off. when it will bring the 
tar with it. Kerosene also may be used locally, but with care, 
since it may attack the finish. 

• • * 

If the magneto is taken down for any purpose the permanent 
magnet should never be left without an ample piece of iron or 
soft steel across its poles to maintain its strength. 

* • * 

"No matter what kind of a car you drive, how many pass- 
engers it holds, or where or when you drive, there's an extra 
passenger along with you," says a local garage man. 

"It's old man friction. You can't see him, but you can notice 
the effect of his sly, damaging tactics. He runs up your gaso- 
line and repair bills and wears out your car a lot quicker as 
long as he has his own way. 

"Friction must be eliminated by the use of a good lubricant. 

and I have found the graphite lubricants most effective. 

• • • 

After you have studied the battery problem on your car, you 
awake to the fact that it is not. after all. so much a question 
of which battery to use. Batteries are all composed of the same 
material, and service should be the deciding factor. Next time 
try Prest-O-Lite service for any make of battery, at Earl P. 
Cooper's. 28 Oak Street. 

» ♦ * 

There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

In a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
cf Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



18 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 20, 1918 



INSURANCE 



President H. J. Saunders of the Western States Life has 
advanced John L. Hawley from the management of the re- 
newal department to the office of assistant secretary. At the 
same time J. W. Johnson has been promoted from the position 
of office manager and superintendent of the first-year depart- 
ment to the office of assistant auditor. Both men have been 
with the company about eight years and have served it faith- 
fully and well, advancing through various departments to their 

present responsible positions. 

* * * 

Leon B. Messier, who for several years past has acted as 
general agent for the National Life, U. S. A., on July 15 re- 
signed that position and will attach himself to some company 
either in an executive position or as a producing agent. The 
San Francisco agency under Mr. Messler's management has 
been one of the most productive offices. Mr. Messler's deter- 
mination to sever his connection with the company was made 
known several weeks ago and in consequence Agency Super- 
visor Walter E. Webb was sent out from the home office. Mr. 
Webb spent several weeks in looking over the company's busi- 
ness in California and at the end of that time left without hav- 
ing named a successor to Mr. Messier. Needless to say. he 
found many of his old friends on the Coast most happy to 
again grasp him by the hand. 

» * * 

The Northern California special agents' division has been 
formed. Its purpose is to enlist the co-operation of fire insur- 
ance men in extending the membership of the federation. R. 
D. Hunter, superintendent of agents for the fireman's fund, 
is chairman, and George C. Codding secretary; executive com- 
mittee: F. J. Agnew. special agent Northern Assurance; D. L. 
Stewart, special agent Royal & Oueen; R. T. Boyd, special 
agent for Edwin Parrish; Charles T. Von Tagen, special agent 
Westchester and Connecticut; Geo. T. Gray, special agent 
American Central and St. Paul Fire & Marine. The appoint- 
ments to this committee were made in reference to the territory 
covered by the several members and their particular fitness 
to perform the work expected of them. President Burt L. 
Davis of the California Federation reports an awakening en- 
thusiasm throughout the state and country and predicts that a 
full membership of fire insurance men will be effected before 

the close of the present year. 

* * * 

Milton E. Pihney. for the companies in the Edwin Parrish 
agency, succeeds John L. Carlson as special agent in Mon- 
tana. Eastern Idaho and Montana. Headquarters for this field 
has been changed from Spokane to Great Falls. Mr. Pinney 
has had considerable experience as special agent, having pre- 
viously served in that capacity under both Managers E. T. 
Niebling and W. W. Alverson. 

* * * 

The Bankers' Life of Des Moines recently paid its first death 
loss as a result of a sea-plane accident when it mailed a draft 
for $5,000 to the beneficiary of Byrl E. Sylvester, of Plainfield, 
Minn., who died on June 19, 1918, in a sea-plane accident at 
the U. S. naval air station at Pensacola. Fla. The young man 
was twenty-six years old and had carried his insurance almost 
exactly six years. He had seen service and had been wounded 
on the battlefront in France before entering the naval aviation 

work in this country. 

* * * 

Under the firm name of Von Damm & Drake, B. Von Damm 
and Charles F. Drake have associated themselves together and 
accepted the general agency for Northern California of the 
Missouri State Life with headquarters at San Francisco. Both 
gentlemen come from Hawaii, where they have engaged in 
the business of life insurance for several years. At one time 
Mr. Drake occupied the position of city manager for the West- 
ern States Life at San Francisco, coming to this city for the 
purpose of filling the position. 

* * * 

The San Francisco office of the Bankers' Life of Iowa came 
third in the list of big producers last month. A. F. Smith is 
general agent for the company at this point and to his popu- 
larity as much as to his ability is due this gratifying situation. 



The Yosemite road rules and maps for 1918 have been re- 
printed in folder form by the Fireman's Fund Insurance Com- 
pany for free distribution. Copies can be had by writing to 
the head office, California and Sansome streets, San Francisco. 
Mr. J. B. Levison, president of the Fireman's Fund, recently 
left for a ten-day motor trip in the high Sierras. Mr. Levison 

was accompanied by his wife, sister and niece. 

* * * 

The London & Lancashire Indemnity has engaged the serv- 
ices of John D. Alcock Jr. to assist in surety underwriting in 
the pacific department. Mr. Alcock resigns his connection 
with the bonding department of the Maryland Casualty in order 
to accept the appointment. He was formerly Portland manager 
for the Fidelity & Deposit and subsequently acted as under- 
writer for the automobile department of the Home, of New 

York. 

* * * 

Samuel Louis, formerly manager of the Liverpool & London 
& Globe's city department, and afterward appointed special 
agent to cover Southern California, has resigned to go with 
the Phoenix Assurance, under Manager Knowles, as Metro- 
politan agent in San Francisco. 

» * * 

The first gold star on the service flag of the Bankers' Life of 
Des Moines has been placed there through the supreme sacri- 
fice of Harold J. B. Coxe, who has given his life for his country 
on the battlefields of France. He was formerly a member of the 
agency of T. P. Rogers at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

A woman of intellectual tastes found it difficult to remember 
all the facts she collected. She therefore secured the services 
of a professor of one of the best memory systems. Scarcely 
had the professor taken his departure after a successful first 
lesson, when a loud knock was heard at the front door. "Who 
was that Mary?"' the lady inquired of the servant. "Oh, if you 
nJease ma'am." said Mary, "it was the memory man; he forgot 
his umbrella!'' — Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. 



Edith: "Dick. dear, your office is in State street, isn't it?" 
Dicky : "Yes, why ?" Edith : "That's what I told papa. He made 
such a funny mistake about you vesterday. He said he'd been 
looking you up in Brad street.'' — Boston Evening Transcript. 



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July 20. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



19 





(JONANOAy 




Returning to his parish after his autumn holiday a dignified 
country clergyman, noticing a woman at her cottage door with 
a baby in her arms, asked, "Has that baby been baptized?" 
"Well, sir," replied the curtsying mother, "I shouldn't like to 
say as much as that, but your young man came and did what 
he could." — Chicago Herald. 



General Business 
Conditions. 



Another very favorable month's rec- 
ord has been made in the industries 
throughout the country. Traffic con- 
ditions upon the railways have been 
fairly good, and as a result the production of coal, coke and 
steel has been close to capacity. The shipyards are gaining 
in men and in efficiency, and a constantly growing procession 
of ships is sliding down the ways. In other branches of in- 
dustry, however, it is difficult to increase production, or even 
to maintain it, in face of the growing scarcity of labor. In all 
sections labor shortage is complained of, although as a result 
of special efforts to relieve the situation the harvest demand 
seems to have been very well supplied. 

Government control over the industries is being rapidly ex- 
tended, and its authority is used to transfer labor to facilitate 
the progress of government work. In instances where more 
labor has been wanted upon government operations employers 
in the neighborhood have been notified of the number which 
must be supplied, and conferences held to accomplish their 
selection and transfer with the least disturbance. The policy 
is to have government agencies take general charge of the un- 
skilled labor situation, apportioning the floating supply and 
supervising the shifting from one job to another. The object 
is to reduce the enormous turnover which detracts from effici- 
ency and results in great expense and loss of time and general 
demoralization to the wage-earners. 



"I am now 100 per cent United States," said William 

Sproule, Federal District Director of Railroads, as he arrived 
from New York. Sproule said he had not only resigned from 
the presidency of the board of directors of the Southern Pacific, 
but also from his positions with the Southern Pacific subsidiary 
companies, including the Associated Oil, thus devoting his en- 
tire service to the Government to the management of the rail- 
roads west of Ogden. south of Ashland and north of El Paso. 
and including the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific. Santa Fe 
and Los Angeles and Salt Lake lines within this territory. 



With the government taking practically all the steel pro- 
duced it is more a question of capacity than of new business. 
United States Steel reports 8,918.866 tons of business on its 
books as of June 30th. In this connection, however, a large 
percentage of this tonnage consists of contracts which the U. S. 
Steel Corporation cannot execute on account of government 
priority orders. In other words, a large tonnage from outside 
consumers contracted for in the past is being carried on the 
books of the steel companies and cannot be delivered until 
authority is received from the government. 



Growers want Uncle Sam to guarantee around $4.50 a 

hundred for paddy rice, which would allow a safe margin upon 
which to operate. This is the substance of the result of a meet- 
ing of rice growers held in Sacramento recently, at which L. 
Bean, representing the food administration, was present. 



Great Britain was granted this week an additional credit 

of $175,000,000 by the Treasury Department, making the total 
loans to her to date $3,345,000,000. and the total credits to the 
Allies $6,266,590,000. 

City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

chiropodists. 

Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street, 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
bank Bldg.. 830 Market St Tel. Kearny 3578. 

NOTARY PUBLIC. 
Martin Arontohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St.. above Bush. San Fran- 
cisco. Cal. Phone l>ouglas 601. 

ATTORNEYS- AT- LAW. 
Samuel M. Shortrldge, Attomey-at-L-aw. Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Sutt*r 36. 



AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 



BANK OF 
NEW SOUTH WALES 



(ESTABLISHED 1817) 

$19,524,300.00 
- 14,375,000.00 
■ 19,524,300.00 

$53,423,600.00 

$285,767,140.00 
J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

834 BRANCHES and AGENCIES in the Australian States, New Zealand. 
Fiji. Papua, (New Guinea), and London. The Bank transacts every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 



Paid-up Capital 

Reserve Fund 

Reserve Liability of 
Proprietors 

Aggregate Assets 
SOth Sept. 1917 




Head Office : 
GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY. 



London Office : 
29. THREADNEEDLE STREET, E. C. 2 



The Superior Court for San Francisco has granted this Corporation permission to change its name to 
The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society, and the Superintendent of Banks and Secre- 
tary of State have issued the necessary certificates authorizing this to be done. As soon as these proceed- 
ings are legally effective, the change will be immediately made, of which our depositors, stockholders and 
the public generally will be duly advised. 

^ e German Savings & Loan Society 

(An American Corporation chartered by the State of California in 1868) 
SAVINGS COMMERCIAL 

526 California Street San Francisco, Cal. 

Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco 

MISSION BRANCH, Mission and 21st Streets 

PARK-PRESIDIO DISTRICT BRANCH, Clement and 7th Ave. 

HAIGHT ST. BRANCH, Haight and Belvedere Streets 

June 30, 1918. 

Asaeta $59,397,625.20 

I )eposlts 55.775,507.86 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 2,286,030.34 

Employees' Pension Fund 284,897.17 

Number of I teposttora 60,964 



The Superior Court for San Francisco has granted this Corporation permission to change its name to 
The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society, and the Superintendent of Banks and Secre- 
tary of State have issued the necessary certificates authorizing rhit to be done. As soon ai these proceed- 
ings are legally effective, the change will be immediately made, of which our depositors, stockholders and 
the public generally will be duty advised. 

THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 

HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO ESTABLISHED 1867 

!■ IMim WI1M. c. 1. 0. u. ».. ». C. L ><a+u I Paid-up Capital $ 1 5,000,000 

SI I0IM 1M fewil anmr Reierve Fund 1 3,500,000 

l ». f. WIS Annua few* lUufM I Aggregate Resource 344,300,000 

London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 
New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 
Branches in all parts of Canada, Including Yukon Territory 
and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 
SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH -450 CALIFORNIA STREET 
Bruce Heathcote. Manager 
A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 



The Anglo & London 
Paris National Bank 

of San Francisco 

THE BANK OF SERVICE 

Anglo service — actual service, meeting adequately and 
promptly every commercial banking requirement, is the 
foundation upon which the Anglo & London Paris Na- 
tional Bank has grown to its recognized place among the 
leading financial institutions of America. 

Resources Over One Hundred Million Dollars 



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San Francisco News Letter 



July 20, 1918 



UBMMfeTABLE 




"In the Fourth Year." 

It was. of course, to be expected that H. G. Wells" fertile 
brain, so productive of schemes of social and political recon- 
struction, should engage itself with questions as to how the 
war ought to be fought and ended. One may not think highly 
of Mr. Wells' slapdash methods of remaking society as one idea 
or another courses through his active, ebullient mind. But it 
is not probable that Mr. Wells expects you to take them seri- 
ously, or that he himself really supposes that the "muddle" 
of the world would be cleared up by extended applications of 
the Wellsian sociology. 

"In the Fourth Year" is a collection of Mr. Wells' sundry 
writings on the war and the peace that should follow. There is 
much pungent comment, characterized by a sharpness of phrase 
that does not descend to Rooseveltian abuse only because it 
possesses more humor, greater intellectual vivacity and a more 
rapier-like type of dialectic. Much of Mr. Wells' pungency is 
employed to good effect. 

He is quite without covert partisanship in demanding that 
a league of free nations shall be formed after the war. This 
league, he says, if it is to effect a real pacification of the world 
"must do no less than supersede empire; it must end not only 
this new German imperialism, which is struggling so savagely 
and powerfully to possess the earth, but it must also wind up 
British imperialism and French imperialism, which do now so 
largely and inaggressively possess it. And. moreover, this idea 
queries the adjective of Belgian, Portuguese, French and British 
Central Africa alike, lust as emphatically as it queries 'Ger- 
man.' Still more effectually does the league forbid those crea- 
tions of the futurist imagination, the imperialism of Italy and 
Greece, which make such threatening gestures at the world of 
our children." 

$1.25 net. Macmillan and Company, New York. 

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"Our Revolution:' 

Leon Trotzky. one of the most conspicuous figures in recent 
European history, became famous in Russian revolutionary 
circles when the movement was still illegal and carried on in 
secret by means of an underground organization, the like of 
which the world has never known as a writer of extraordinary 
"punch.'" Moissaye J. Olgin. himself a writer of an extended 
work on the Russian revolution and a man intimately connected 
with the movement in Russia for many years, has collected, 
translated, edited and written a preface to a symposium of 
Trotzky's journalistic writings which have a bearing on re- 
cent events in Russia. The volume is published under the title 
of "Our Revolution." In his biographical sketch of Trotzky. 
which is complete even if quite brief. Mr. Olgin says: 

"It was in those months (the revolution of 1905) that we 
became aware of those powers of Trotzky's which helped him 
to master men; his power as a speaker and his ability to write 
short, stirring articles comprehensible to the masses. In the 
latter ability nobody equals him among Russian socialists. The 
leaders of Russian social democracy were won't to address 
themselves to the intellectual readers. . . . Trotzky 
was the best among the few who in the stormy months of the 
1905 revolution, were able to appeal to the masses in brief, 
strong and yet dignified articles full of thought, vision and 
emotion." 

$1.25 net. Henry Holt and Company. 

* * » 

If you wanted to go into business for y?'jrse!f ?.nd you had 
the chance to ask a wonderful business man such as A. Barton 
Hepburn what your course should be. would you grasp the op- 
portunity? In the July American Magazine. B. C. Forbe?. has 



an interview with A. Barton Hepburn in which Mr. Hepburn 

gives some sound advice on going into business, how old a man 

should be, and on many other subjects. 
* * * 

In the July Woman's Home Companion Margaret Deland 
tells the kind of women they want in France and the kind they 
don't want: 

"First of all, let the woman, middle-aged or young, who 
wants to come over here, face the fact that her personality will 
be of no consequence to anybody, except as she is useful. Then 
let her understand that usefulness means unremitting drudgery, 
exactness as to detail, prompt obedience, and no remarks about 
her own likes and dislikes! She must be willing to be unim- 
portant in her own eyes."' 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets. 



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Before you give advice be sure that you have it to spare. 

Huns and guns are evidently a blow-up in these war 

days. 

Work or fight is the new industrial slogan. It gets re- 
sults. 

When the Anzacs come to the bat the boches head the 

running. 

Bigamy is always trying to serve two masters — in a con- 
vert way. 

Lenine and Trotzky are reported in flight; let no speed 

cop stop them. 

It's about time the Kaiser was issuing another peace 

program to tickle the Allies. 

The Teuton debacle has evidently started. It can ap- 
propriately be stamped "Made in Germany.'* 

Forty thousand additional negro troops are being called 

to the colors. Dark days coming to Germany when these coons 
heave in sight. 

If the irritated Kaiser would stop butting into the war 

so waspishly and persistently he would escape the booby prize 
of being the goat. 

The fact that the price of wheat is nervous in the present 

grain market is evidently based on the fact that it is going 
to be threshed shortly. 

Burlingame is now devoid of billboards ; enter the classy 

sandwich man who frightens the rampant motors off the boule- 
vard with his glaring clothes. 

The Government at Washington forecasts lightless nights 

the forthcoming winter. "Let 'er go"' if it will later rum the 
limelight on the Victory of Democracy. 

The territory of the Marne apparently is the burying 

ground of Hun hopes for victory. Every time they cross the 
Marne they blunder into racking defeat 

Housewives who have been charged with breaking the 

U. S. sugar rules should dig up their old bridge whist rules and 
at least try to maintain some observance in canning their fruits 
— and feelings. 



No girl can afford to waste her time on a man these 

doughty days of war and of feminine aspirations. Why even 
face powder costs double — and is climbing. 

The U. S. merchants are starting their post war trade 

plans and are prepared to bury the German. The Yankees will 
do the submarining in the forthcoming trade war. 

A philanthropist of the old days is a man who conscienti- 
ously does good to himself and declares complacently how 
much he would like to distribute among his fellows. 

The Republican party is in a blue funk for a candidate 

to rally round in the forthcoming Presidential election. Why 
not run Congressman Julius Kahn ? He's reasonable. 

General Foch has taken over every national army on his 

side of the line and it is only a question of time when he will 
take over what is left of the shattered German army. 

German newspapers announced to their readers that the 

U. S. troops were cannon fodder. Perhaps that accounts for the 
present painful indigestion that the Huns are now suffering. 

Germany makes no bones over the fact that she is try- 
ing to intimidate neutral countries and thus compel them to 
stay out of the war. and in this rowdyism she is apparently 
successful. 

That long-range German gun aimed to destroy churches 

and Red Cross hospitals in Paris is evidently tired of Hunnish 
vork. It shows signs of innocuous desuetude in furnishing Ger- 
man deviltry. 

If a man. previously in perfect bodily health, becomes 

incapacitated through military training, is he not entitled to the 
ffme consideration as a soldier who has suffered at the hands 
of the enemy? 

There are no sausages these days in Germany, according 

to the dispatches, and the beer has fallen in quality till it is 
not fit to drink. So make ready to see the Huns kill their Ho- 
henzollern fatted calf. 

Blazing bodies of birds, which flew into a high tension 

power wire, set fire to a broad grain field at Tulare and created 
large damage. How many extravagant and fluent liars are lost 
in the backwoods of a country paper. 

Dr. Woods Hutchinson declares that the annual economic 

damage of malaria in this country is about $50,000,000. It's 
awfully kind of the Doctor to send in such a small bill, he 
could have so easily tacked on several more ciphers without 
our notice. 

These are hard days for the grimy politicians. Three 

hundred and twelve are seeking State positions and several 
thousand more are grumbling along the sidelines trying to break 
in. If they could be jockeyed into attacking the Kaiser for 
jobs the war would be ended within a week. 




EDITORIAL MENTION 




Heavier War Tax 
Urged — and Reasons 



Heavy increases in war taxes, with 
an excess profits tax as high as 80 
per cent, are proposed by a special 
committee on financing of the war 
of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States in a report 
recently sent out for a referendum vote of the chambers of com- 
merce throughout the country. After repeating earlier declara- 
tions against special profits arising out of the war, emphasiz- 
ing anew the necessity of economy and elimination of waste 
and extravagance, and quoting the committee's statement of 
last year regarding the advantages of heavy taxation in war 
time, the report presents eleven specific recommendations as 
follows : 

That exemptions allowed before war taxes are imposed should 
be adequate for the safe conduct of business enterprises and that 
power to make adjustments that will prevent inequities should 
be given to the administrative authority under the tax law. 

That liberal provisions for amortization of plants used upon 
war work should be made, with opportunity for subsequent re- 
adjustment to correct errors. 

That there should be a limited number of regional boards of 
review, appointed by the administrative authority and making 
recommendations upon appeals from preliminary assessments. 

That there should be equalization of federal taxes. 

That incomputing taxable income corporations should be al- 
lowed to make two deductions (interest and charitable gifts) 
which they are now denied. 

On condition that proper exemptions and opportunities for 
adjustment are allowed, that a war-profits tax should be im- 
posed at a high rate, and should be levied when it would ex- 
ceed the excess-profits tax. 

That, upon the present general basis but with inequalities 
removed, the excess-profits tax should be increased. 

That rates of income taxes should be increased and unearned 
incomes should be taxed at least as much as earned. 

Heavy taxes upon a selected list of luxuries. 

Heavy taxes upon a selected list of war extravagances. 

Referring to the $24,000,000,000 to be raised by the Govern- 
ment during this fiscal year, the committee suggests that the 
best possible scheme of taxation should be sought in the hope 
it will raise at least $8,000,000,000. 

According to the committee's report, it is important in con- 
sidering present taxation to remember that the heavier taxes 
which are now imposed, the more rapidly can taxation be de- 
creased after the war and the more advantageous the position 
of our country will be in that period of keen international com- 
mercial competition when countries then bearing heavy burdens 
of taxation will be correspondingly handicapped. At present, 
however favorably the ratio of our 
taxes to our expenditures compares 
with the ratios of other countries, in 
such countries as England the rates of 
tax imposed are very considerably 
higher than our rates. The committee 
points out that the excess profits tax, 
although fruitful in revenue, and ap- 
parently efficient as to four-fifths of 
our business concerns, has failed in- 
adequately to reach large profits direct- 
ly due to the war of the other fifth. 

For this reason it is proposed to en- 
act a war profits tax with exemption of 
a fair return as earned on capital or 
turnover, of sufficient spread, as a fair 
and equitable basis, but with a very 
high percentage of the excess turned 
over to the government in taxes. This 
would not be additional to the existing 
excess profits tax but in each case one 
or the other would apply accordingly, 
as the result in taxes would be greater. 
Suggestion is made of the desirability 
of maintaining the general basis of the 
present excess profits tax but with in- 
creased ratio, perhaps as high as 80 



per cent instead of the present 60 per cent. 

3B- 
The war is teaching many economic les- 
New Lessons sons to the people of this country, clearly 

of the War and thoroughly. It has revealed unsuspect- 

ed resources in all parts of the world, not 
of hidden wealth but of productive capabilities. It is said the 
slums of London have disappeared; that with the insistent 
appeal of labor, enlistment and conscription, the idlers and 
even the vicious have been swept into useful employment. With 
millions of the most effective workers doing military work in 
the armies, extraordinary sums are being raised for war pur- 
poses, the war industries are expanded upon an enormous scale, 
and yet in England and in France the population is cared for 
on the whole as well as in normal times. The conclusion is ir- 
resistible that if the same energy and spirit can be continued 
after peace is restored, and devoted to construction and produc- 
tion, the entire level of living conditions can be raised above 
that of the past. 

The lesson is not that more can be had for the poor by ex- 
ploiting the rich, but that vastly more wealth can be produced 
by harmoniously and fully employed industry than has been 
realized in the past. It is apparent that an intelligent citizenship, 
quick to appreciate its responsibilities, willing to make sacri- 
fices for the common good and capable of a high degree of or- 
ganization, makes for the power and security of the nation. 
The mechanic in the shipyard who comprehends the relation 
of his work at this time in the nation's task and gives full time 
and ungrudging effort, is a more valuable citizen than one who 
takes a day off each week because his wages are good enough 
tc permit it, or who limits his day's work on the theory that 
he is doing enough for his employer. And so the farmer who 
produces good crops is a more useful citizen than the farmer . 
who produces poor crops, and the person who avoids waste 
and extravagance is a better citizen than one who spends freely 
in personal indulgence, possibly in the belief that he is liberal 
and benevolent in doing so. The principle is the same in time 
of peace as in time of war, and if people will respond to the 
common interest in time of war by working faithfully and zeal- 
ously at whatever they have to do why should they not do so 
after the war, when they understand that the level of living 
conditions for the entire community may be raised thereby. 



Dry Zones and 
Hot Heads. 




IN FOR A PINCH 

— Pease in the Newark A r ncr 



War is somewhat direct in its operations 
at times as is illustrated in the recent es- 
tablishment of the half-mile zone dry 
order covering the Presidio, as issued by 
orders from Washington regarding the 
sale of liquor there. No member of 
the military organization is allowed to 
use it in his own home. The order 
also provides that "the sale of liquor 
be prohibited within half a mile of 
any military camp where as many as 
two hundred and fifty men are sta- 
tioned for thirty days." Outside of in- 
corporated cities five miles is the zone. 
The Presidio authorities promptly laid 
the order before the local police de- 
partment for co-operation and orders 
were announced promptly through the 
usual channels. The result was that 
eighty-eight grocery stores and other 
places where sealed and package goods 
are sold were largely affected and 
twenty-eight saloons quit business. The 
grocers appealed to the commissioners 
to help them out of their predicament, 
but there was no alternative and the 
commissioners expressed their deep re- 
gret. 

They agreed that the retail grocers 
would be allowed to store their wines 
and other liquors on their premises. 



July 27, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



but they must not be sold. The irritating point of the order to 
the grocerymen seems to be that while grocery stores located 
within the half-mile zone cannot sell or deliver liquor to their 
legitimate family trade, either inside or outside the restricted 
district, that retail grocers whose stores are located just across 
the street from the zones may deliver within to private homes 
with impunity and secure the cream of the trade. Under the 
circumstance it was certain that some section of grocers would 
be obliged to carry this handicap for their fellows. Other lines 
of calling have been hit in this community by war's like de- 



mands, as is illustrated by scores of local cases. The local 
Grocers' Association has wired Congressmen Kahn and Nolan 
and Senator Phelan at Washington to urge the Secretary of 
War to modify his order. There are more grocers in line to 
meet like action; thirty-eight sealed package holders and twen- 
ty-nine saloons within half a mile of Fort Mason who will be 
hit by the new order within several weeks. State Senator Ro- 
minger can plume himself that the situation will prove a booster 
for his campaign for Lieutenant Governor, as well as for his 
compromise liquor bill at the forthcoming election. 



TOWN CRIER 



Evidently the charity game along peculation lines will 

not down here despite the efforts of the local Chamber of Com- 
merce and other organizations who are constantly on the look- 
out for these persistent leaches on the public's funds. Some- 
thing is WTong when the police department with all its hetero- 
genious sleuth resources is unable to bump over a trace of this 
crew of harpies that have been feeding on the purses of local 
residents. The gang was organized on a wholesale scale and 
had agencies throughout the State, taking in as much as $600 
a day, according to the police. This wolf organization played 
its game through James Jordan Worthington, proprietor of 
the Western Printing Company, which published "The Little 
Children of the Poor" at $2 per subscription. Thirty-five girls 
were employed to misrepresent the facts and gave out the im- 
pression that it was a big charity work. Like the case of the 
kaiser and the devil, there is no way to efface the malignant 
proclivities of this arrant crew in creating trouble except to lock 
them in quod and this should be done with haste and dispatch. 
There must be a fine impishness under Worthington's skin as 
he declares he is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a 
wolf in lamb's clothing. The executive committee will end 
his membership with dispatch and sacrificial gayety and sorrow 
over the fact that they cannot do more. 

The lack of the normal amount of rain this season has 

developed some rather drastic and unexpected acts to help 
certain districts to save their crops. A number of northern 
ones in Sacramento valley are strikingly illustrative. A wail 
went up from Yolo county that the rice crop there was threat- 
ened with lack of necessary moisture and an appeal for help 
was sent to Food Administrator Merritt. He took the bull by 
the horns, pitched him out of the rice fields and ordered the 
water fed source of Clear Lake to be turned on the rice fields, 
thereby settling at once an old-time controversy. This is il- 
lustrative of the new methods now practiced of taking the pig 
by his hind heels and throwing him over the horizon, off the 
map, if necessary, and thus naturally get the maximum results 
required for the country by those in charge. Results are de- 
manded these days and the dollar-a-year Government man must 
make his showing up to the specifications demanded. Thus 
is this country building up an industrial machine to surpass, if 
possible, anything in that line that the trading nations of the 
world will have developed when peace is proclaimed. 

The whip is out to assemble the drys for the forthcom- 
ing campaign to make California dry and at the same time 
all efforts will be made to favor the national prohibition amend- 
ment, a sort of blanket commission to cover every loop-hole 
and netting hope. Governor Stephens is their acknowledged 
candidate and they are lining up behind him with C. C. 
Young for Lieutenant-Governor. The whole ticket has been 
carefully prepared from Governor, six State senators, and 
27 assemblymen in as many districts, a mobilization of the 
captains of political positions. They will fight to capture the 
forthcoming election with an "over the top" that they hope 
will land them eventually into the seats they seek in Sacra- 
mento. Where! Where! is the Roderick Dhu of the wets. One 
blast upon his bugle horn would crack old Stillness itself — 
and maybe a little liquor might do the disappearing act. 

Never in its existence has baseball, as represented by 

the Pacific Coast League, been knocked so high over the fence 
as by the ukase of Uncle Sam that the game is a non-essential 
during war time. It might have trundled a distance on its own 
resources but railroad fares, hotel expenses, balls and other 
kinds of expenditures would have at last sent it back to the 



bleachers and closed gates. Railroad fares have practically 
doubled for baseball clubs since the Government took over the 
roads. Balls now cost something like $2 each and hotel ac- 
commodations have almost doubled. There weren't any slack- 
ers among the pig-skin whackers and it's a sure cinch they'll 
make a record for themselves in whacking the boches. To 
most of the players their joining the colors is regarded very 
much as a lay-off for the season. Franchises, reservation 
rights as to players, ground leases and such particulars have 
gone to sleep for the period of the war. Accordingly, it is up 
to the baseball men of the various leagues of the U. S. A. to 
lick the kaiser and his boches as quickly as possible if they 
want to get back early on their old jobs. 

Austria is reported to be blaming the weather man for 

her series of defeats. California sympathizes with her. Our 
cussed weather man has pumped but a few buckets of water 
in our territory for two years. However, let's hope! 



GORKI DESCRIBES RUSSIAN ANARCHY. 

"This terrible account of the condition of Russia is given in 
Maxim Gorki's organ Novaya Zhizn, which may be described 
as advanced Socialist, but not Bolshevik, in character. 

"All observers of the village today are unanimously of the 
opinion that the process of disintegration and demoralization 
is proceeding there with irresistible force. Having plundered 
the estates of the landowners, having shared out among them- 
selves or simply destroyed the dead and living stocks on those 
estates, having even taken to pieces the buildings, the peasants 
are now preparing for war against one another for the division 
of the spoil. 

"To this is added the calamity of famine. In some districts 
the population has long ago consumed all the available stocks 
of corn, including seed-corn, while in others the peasants, hav- 
ing had a good harvest, are hiding corn and even burying it, 
in order not to share it with their starving neighbors. All this 
must lead, and in some places has already led. to a war of all 
rt'ainst all. and to the most senseless chaos, and universal de- 
struction and murder. 

"Information is constantly arriving of the division of mili- 
tary property among the demoralized soldiers, and of various 
outrages committed by them. Monstrous rumors are circulated 
among the army which is returning from Asia Minor. It ap- 
pears that it has brought into the Crimea a large number of 
female slaves, and that at Theodosia a regular slave market 
i; being held, the supply being so large that prices soon fell 
from 100 or 150 roubles to 25 or 30 roubles per slave. Can any 
contrast be more striking, any sarcasm more biting than this? 

"According to official assurances we are entering the King- 
dom of Communism, where complete equality is to reign among 
men, where bourgeois property is entirely abolished, and where 
the power of chattels is entirely broken. In reality we are 
transforming human beings into chattels; we are restoring pre- 
bourgeois property in human beings, and the soldiers of the 
revolutionary army are publicly trading in slaves, as the planters 
did in the times of Mrs. Beecher Stowe. 

"Yes. the process of self-discipline among the masses is pro- 
ceeding with gigantic strides. The revolutionary army garrison 
at Sebastopol has already undertaken the last final struggle 
with the bourgeoisie. Without much ado they decided simply 
to massacre all the bourgeoisie who lived within their reach. 
They decided and did it. At first they massacred the inhabi- 
tants of the two most bourgeois streets in Sebastopol. 

"Apparently similar radical methods of class-war will soon 
be applied also to Greater Russia." 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 27, 1918 



The Germans According to Julius 
Caesar, 58 B. C. 



safety. Mettius also was discovered and brought back to 
Caesar." 



"Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?" 

Gaul in the time of Caesar was divided into three parts, one 
of which was inhabited by the Belgae. and separated from Ger- 
many by the river Rhine. Caesar says "the Belgae were the 
most courageous of all the Gauls, partly because they were 
nearest to the Germans, with whom they were continually at 
war." The Germans are described by him as fierce and bar- 
barous (feri ac barbari). 

The Germans having invaded Gaul, two of the tribes (the 
Aedui and the Sequani) appealed to Caesar to help them to 
drive the Germans across the Rhine. They informed the Roman 
general that "Ariovistus. king of the Germans, was exercising 
a proud and cruel tyranny over them, demanding as hostages 
the children of the greatest nobles, and perpetrating upon them 
all the direst forms of torture if anything be not performed at 
his nod or at his pleasure." He is described by them as "a 
passionate and reckless barbarian, and that unless some means 
of assistance is to be found in Caesar and in the Roman people, 
all the Gauls must emigrate to seek another habitation, other 
abodes far from the Germans, and risk and fortune that may 
befall them. The lot of the Sequani is the most pitiable of all 
because they have admitted Ariovistus within their borders 
and they must needs endure any and every torture. 

Caesar having heard this report, asked Ariovistus to grant 
him a conference, to which request the king of the Germans 
replied that "he wondered what business it was of either 
Caesar or the Roman people what he did in Gaul." A second 
message having been sent by Caesar. Ariovistus was more 
specific. He replied that "it was the right of war that con- 
querors dictated as they pleased to the conquered, and that if 
Caesar wished to join issue with him. he might do so when 
he pleased, and he would learn what invincible Germans could 
accomplish by their valor." 

Caesar's next step was to move with all possible speed to the 
neighborhood of the army of Ariovistus, who when he learned 
of Caesar's approach sent deputies to him to announce that 
he would agree to a conference. A day having been appointed, 
the king of the Germans requested that Caesar should have an 
escort of horse, and that during the parley, each should be ac- 
companied by ten men. When the two generals met, Caesar 
demanded that Ariovistus should return to his own land. In 
reply to this the German king dilated at length upon his own 
good qualities, and finally offered if Caesar should leave him 
in possession, to recompense him by a great reward. 

During the progress of the parley, Caesar was told "the 
horsemen of Ariovistus were riding up to his troops and dis- 
charging stones and darts at them." Caesar immediately with- 
drew and ordered his men "not to discharge a single dart at 
the enemy, as that might make it possible for Ariovistus to 
report that after pledge given. Caesar's troops had surrounded 
him during a conference." 

Two days later. Ariovistus asked to have another conversa- 
tion. Caesar, fearing a repetition of the treachery displayed on 
the former occasion, "did not think it discreet to send any of 
his own staff, but chose Procillus because the Germans had in 
his case no reason for outrage, and Mettius. who enjoyed the 
intimacy of Ariovistus." But when Ariovistus saw them near 
him in his camp, he called aloud in the presence of his army. 
"Why come you to me?" "To spy?" When they tried to 
speak, he prevented them and flung them into chains. 

Caesar, having exhausted all diplomatic means, prepared to 
decide the question by force of arms. 

"The Germans, according to the usual custom, speedily 
formed mass and received the sword attack of the Romans. 
The battle was fierce and bloody, but in the end the Germans 
turned and ran. nor did they cease in their flight until they 
reached the river Rhine." 

"Procillus. bound with three-fold chain, was being dragged 
by his company in the rout, when he chanced to meet Caesar 
himself pursuing the enemy with the cavalry, who freed him. 
Procillus said that in his own. presence the lots had been thrice 
consulted to see whether he should be burned to death at once 
or saved for another time. To the favor of the lots he owed his 



CONSISTENT SUCCESS OF THE PLAZA HOTEL. 

The story of the leading big hotels of San Francisco and 
their grand advancement since the big fire of 1906 have shoved 
them into the limelight watched by the tourists and travelers 
of the world. There were many and big hotels in San Francisco 
before the fire and their names were famous throughout the 
tiaveling world. Since the big fire twelve years ago. the hotel 
section has had an immense advancement in many of its es- 
sential lines. Union Square is regarded as the heart of the 
hotel district of the city because of its centrality in the shop- 
ping, theater and business district, supplied by easy and ac- 
cessible transportation. Strikingly among them is the Hotel 
Plaza, facing beautiful Union Square, with its southern expos- 
ure to the sun and its attractive green lawns and masses of 
flower beds, cared for by the park management. Before the 
fire of 1906 burned down the original building it was known 





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as the Union Square Hotel. The present attractive structure 
is known as the Hotel Plaza and was largely on the map during 
the famous Pan-Pacific-Interna'tional Exposition, when it ac- 
commodated thousands of tourists in its 300 airy, convenient 
and attractive rooms, the suites and rooms furnishing a capacity 
of 500 guests comfortably. 

Since the advent of Managing Director Charles A. Gonder 
in control a new atmosphere and fine detail has brought the 
management to ideal surroundings perfected by a manager who 
thoroughly knows every fine accomplishment of consummate 
hotel management. The foyer, with its peaceful and attractive 
atmosphere and every convenience at hand, conveys the story 
of success to any chance visitor. Once you register at the 
Hotel Plaza it becomes a habit, a habit you will never regret. 
In his career Director Manager Gonder has passed through a 
wide and educated career from hotels on the Great Lakes, 
mountain summer hotels in Colorado. Southern hotels famous 
below the Mason-Dixon line, and here in the West. 



"Well, my lad." said the facetious man to the elevator boy, "I 
see in your position you have a chance to rise." "Oh, yes," 
growled the boy. "but I get called down every time I do it." — 
Boston Transcript. 



July 27, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



Isn't it wonderful to think of the vast army of women that 
is standing behind our army of men? Everywhere one sees 
posters of "The Women's Land Army of America," and the 
thousand and one other things that the women are doing so 
well. Just the one subject of the canning kitchens (that are 
being run by communities at large) is interesting from the 
scientific standpoint for the strides made in canning, accord- 
ing to the instructions issued by the Government. 

Of course, in this day of efficiency, it would be ridiculous 
for the women to wear costumes that are suitable only for 
hours of recreation. Ruffles and furbelows are out of place in 
the kitchen, and so the working dress has come into a very 
prominent place in the wardrobe of the woman who is doing 
things. 
Clothes — And the Hour. 

Our time is all planned out, so much for the Red Cross, so 
much for the canteen, so much for the canning kitchen and, of 
course, so much for our own homes and the duties that we must 
perform there. Our wardrobes, too, are carefully planned. We 
have our Red Cross apron and cap, our canteen apron and 
cap (for the cap plays as important a part as the apron these 
days) and the apron and cap that we wear in the canning 
kitchen. Then there are uniforms for women who are doing 




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In Leisure Hours. 

For those hours when we rest from our labors there must be 
the most comfortable of costumes. The dressing gown or negli- 
gee of today is always included in the war-time wardrobe. It 
need not be elaborate, far from it! but it must be pretty, and 
becoming, for it is in these times of relaxation that we need 
the contrast afforded by frills and dainty colors. There are 
fascinating little slipover jackets to be worn over skirts of 
satin or crepe de chine. The sleeves are always loose and 
flowing, and the girdle, if there is one, is fashioned on rather 
medieval lines. For very warm days the wash kimono is best. 
Dotted Swiss or voile is cool and dainty, and some of the 
lighter China silks are also good. The house dresses also are 
carefully thought out. Gingham and calico have been elevated 
to the position of honor this summer, but still hold their places 
for morning dresses. 
About Shoes. 

In our army there is a great deal of time devoted to the 
care of the feet. Every day there is a foot inspection just as 
there is an inspection of arms, uniforms, etc., and also of 
health. The women of America are now also realizing how 
important it is to have shoes that are comfortable and sensible. 
It is absurd to see high French heels with a service uniform, 
and we all know it. Low heels are the style for daytime wear. 
Of course, we all still wear high heels in the evening or for 
dress occasions, but not when we expect to do any amount of 
walking or standing on our feet. 

Illustration of a Canteen Outfit. 

This is a very good model for the canteen apron and cap. 
The pocket holds a pad and pencil for emergencies. The cuff 
is adjustable. 



their bit in the munition plants, trim and without any unneces- 
sary fulness whatsoever. There are service uniforms for 
women who are driving ambulances or motors for the transport- 
ing of troops. Each is different, and each is in itself an indica- 
tion of the times. 

When we work in our gardens (and of course we all have 
gardens this year), we wear a smock, perhaps, with a very 
short skirt and a wide brimmed sun-hat. Perhaps, however, 
we prefer bloomers as being less troublesome than a short 
skirt. It is all a matter of personal taste, and which we feel 
the most comfortable in! 

Here is an illustration of a work suit for women, which has 
been adopted by the United States Government, to be worn in 
munition plants where flying skirts are a danger on account 
of the machinery. There is a cap to protect the hair, a blouse 
and trouserettes. The blouse is finished at the waistline with 
a belt, and the trouserettes button to this belt. There are quite 
as many pockets on this suit as on a man's suit, and they are 
in just the right places. Note the large hip pocket on the right 
side of the back, and the big ones in front, both on the trouser- 
ettes and on the blouse. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



July 27, 1918 




Mrs. George Pope a Decorator. 

The Red Cross week-end continues to be the local point of 
eager expectancy. The Burlingame Country Club is all done 
up in curl papers for the event. Every time Mrs. George Pope 
appears at the club she stares at the ceiling and walls and fix- 
tures with a concentrated gaze that would interest an alienist 
who, of course, would measure the gaze on a psychological basis 
instead of inquiring "What is doing?" 

Of course the answer is that Mrs. Pope is in charge of the 
decorations of the club. The Pope gardens are freighted with 
bloom these days and everyone has offered flowers and greens 
galore so there will be plenty of material with which her deco- 
rative instinct can play, and the beauty of the affair is assured. 
Mrs. Pope was asked to take charge of the decorations because 
she has a real gift for making "a single rose against a back 
of nothing,'" or an exotic tangle of flowers perform just as they 
should to enhance the beauty of the particular scene to which 
they belong. 

© © © 
Proffered. Not Begged. 

The cafeteria committee did not have to go a-begging for do- 
nations. The other morning when Mrs. Sam Knight, Mrs. J. 
Frank Judge and Mrs. Ferdinand Theriot met to audit the food 
entries they found that the sum of what each had been offered 
was enough to stock any crowd that might bulge the dining 
room, so the fest will be all profit — and the nicest thing about 
it is that it was proffered, not begged. 

© © © 
Tray Boys With Golden Spoons. 

Even in cafeteria-land, which lies below the Tehachapi 
mountains, and is bounded on the west by real estate offices 
and on the north and south by exiles from the middle west, 
even in this land of glorified steam tables and other devices to 
make incomes go further and housekeeping grow less, the prob- 
lem of help is not entirely eliminated in the help-yourself food 
circuit. Even a cafeteria has to have tray boys who make room 
for the food by eliminating the trays. Of course in time some 
inventive genius will provide a chute or similar device by which 
the tray, once emptied of its content, can be trolled right back 
to the main station. 

Given a little more time this society committee with a few 
turns of the wrist would have devised some such scheme, but 
you know how it is in the environs of the smart set — so many 
cold decks to be dealt, and so much knitting to be done, and 
practicing up on tennis and all that sort of think so they could 
not stop to invent anything better than the commercial cafe- 
teria world has devised. 

There will be the usual tray boys, Gordon Hitchcock. Frank 
and Alan Drum. William and Andrew Stone and about a dozen 
young boys are now practicing juggling with tray and are ac- 
quiring a dexterity that would acquire jobs for them anywhere. 

© © © 
Tennis Tournament of Averages. 

The tennis entries assure the tennis world that no new stand- 
ards win be set or records broken and the racquet pulse of the 
world will not beat fast and furiously until the event is over. 
For there is no one entered who could disturb any existing rec- 
ords. Vincent Whitney and Gene Murphy were once good 
"champ" material but they have not played seriously for years 
and of course their technique has gone off. 

But it is going to be a very gay and wonderful event, this 
tennis doubles tournament, and the crowd is much more inter- 
ested in it than if it were really an important event in world 
tennis. As one of the girls said the other day, "it will be great 
fun to show how well we might play if we played all the time," 
and the answer came from another, "the fun is going to be 
to see who plays the punkest game; it's going to be a test 
of a sense of humor!" 



Malcolm Whitman Revived the Sport. 

When Jennie Crocker married Malcolm Whitman tennis be- 
gan to look up in the sequestered courts of Blingum. For Whit- 
man was a tennis fan with a record of his own and preliminary 
to the wedding arrangements the Crocker tennis court was all 
done over for his advent and, running true to form, he swung 
the racquet there every morning with his fiancee. The result 
was that everyone who had ever had a penchant for the game 
had a sudden burst of enthusiasm and the small fry were driven 
off the court and their betters took possession. But the en- 
thusiasm died down with the departure of the Whitmans and 
never revived sufficiently to bring the game up to the level of 
the super-players. 

However, there are some who have never entirely thrown 
off on tennis and these have entered for the frolic. Helen Crock- 
er and Douglas Alexander play a very good game together and 
are regarded as possible winners; others competing are Mrs. 
Joe Tobin and Vincent Whitney, Mrs. Walter Martin and Cyril 
Tobin, Helen Keeney and Prescott Scott. Mrs. Templeton 
Crocker and Joe Tobin, Mrs. Cheever Cowdin and Eugene 
Murphy, Mrs. J. Frank Judge and Harry Scott. 
© © © 

Sub-Debutantes and Paper Chases. 

The paper chase on Sunday morning is bringing forth some 
of the crack riders in the sub-debutante set who are corking 
riders. Gertrude Murphy, the Gene Murphys daughter. Eleanor 
Martin, the daughter of the Walter Martins, and Katherine 
Kuhn are the three best riders in this set and of course their 
names were the first to be entered and the younger set expects 
one of these to ride off with the honors. 

Mrs. Robin Hayne is a remarkable equestrienne and of course 
she is down for this event. In the old days of paper chases 
she rode with the swiftest and fences and ditches were never 
high nor wide enough to give her all the thrill she wanted. Mrs. 
Eugene Murphy and Mrs. George Cameron are among the 
women already entered. 

There is just a possibility that Miss Ysabel Chase will re- 
turn from the south in order to ride in the paper chase and take 
part in the Red Cross benefit, but as no amount of urging gained 
an absolute promise of return her name is not yet entered on 
the lists. 

The charming Miss Chase has gone to San Diego to visit 
her chum. Mrs. Christian de Guigne Jr.. who, with Mrs. Fred 
Hussey, Mrs. William Devereaux and others of the Burlingame 
contingent, have spent most of the last year in the southland 
in order to be near the Grizzlies. 

Ysabel Chase is one of the best horsewomen in California. 
She was put on a saddle as soon as she was able to grasp the 
reins in her baby hands and she used to startle the Napa Valley 
by her feats of daring on horseback when the Chase family 
lived at their beautiful country place, Stag's Leap. 
© © © 

Registrations at Hotel Plaza. 

From all parts of the world, guests continue to register at the 
attractive and ideally located Hotel Plaza, facing beautiful 
Union Square. Manager C. A. Gonder has done wonders in de- 
veloping this hotel into one of the first rank, through his wide 
experience, capped with a fine instinct for making guests so 
comfortable and so satisfied that they quickly get the Hotel 
Plaza "habit." 

Mrs. A. Field, Cordova, Alaska; Michael Dunne. Ham- 
ilton. Mont.; John McKeon, Taft; Elizabeth Riddell. Los An- 




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and California Advertiser 



geles; F. M. McMahon, Prescott, Alaska; Dr. and Mrs. Charles 
H. Walter. San Jose; Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Chisholm, Belvedere; 
C. A. Pelletier and wife. Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Wilson, 
Fresno; Dr. F. L. Kelly. Goat Island; Mr. and Mrs. Boldt. 
Berkeley; H. E. Goericke, Washington, D. C.; F. B. Chandler 
and wife, Vacaville; Miss Nadine Faye, Mrs. Robert Moncur, 
Marysville; J. Elledge and family, Reno; Mrs. J. E. Reiter and 
child, Watsonville; Mrs. C. W. Wadsworth, Nevada City; Theo. 
Salmon, Francis Gunn, Harold Demarest, C. H. Schultz, Mo- 
desto; Miss H. Kister, San Anselmo; Mrs. M. A. Beck, Elgin, 
111.; Adele Humphrey. Los Angeles; Mrs. F. H. Adams, Mrs. 
J. L. Dee. Los Angeles; Mrs. W .C. Covert. Chicago; Mrs. A. 
Apostle Niece, Penn Grove; J. W. Blevin and wife, Santa Cruz; 
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Norton. Woodland; P. M. Harman, U. S. 
N.. Mare Island ; Jas. A. Smith, New York ; J. L. Kollum, Tur- 
lock; Margaret Vercoe. Omaha; Mrs. E. T. Bollinger, Paso 
Robles ; Mrs. Lonsdale and two children, Signapore ; Mrs. Mar- 
garet Garrett, Shanghai; C. W. Martin. Yokohama; E. Aveyan, 
Tokyo; F. Malley and Mrs. Malley, Sydney, Australia; J. C. 
Larsen Jr., Tracy; Chas. Hardy and wife, Newport News, Va. ; 
Sallie E. Hopwood, Bradford; L. M. Turner, Soquel; Laren H. 
Laughlin and wife, Des Moines; David H. Ritchie, U. S. A.; 
|L. B. Valla. Santa Ana; Mrs. V. T. Cunningham, Alameda; 
Wm. C. Covert, Chicago; Grace C. Morris, New York; Mrs. 
R. E. Pemberton, Miss J. Pemberton. Gridley; Mr. and Mrs. 
J. T. Belshaw, Antioch; Benj. H. Barnes, Healdsburg, Henry 
Irvine and wife. Modesto; W. H. Rickard, Richmond; Mr. and 
Mrs. W. S. Grant, Santa Maria; Donald Hawley, Oakland; 
Curtis Hass, Mt. Aye, la.; Clyde Romney, Salt Lake City; J. 
E. Keiter and family, Watsonville; C. H. Boraback and wife. 
Warm Springs; D. P. Sullivan, Fort McDowell; Lt. Russell E. 
McKenzie, Boston ; Lt. Jesse L. Purdy, Fort Winfield Scott ; Lt. 
Robin G. Watkins, U. S. A. ; Lt. and Mrs. John G. Schenck, 
Camp Fremont; Lt. Warren Sterling Jr., Major J. Hamilton 
Jr., Lt. D. J. Cragen. Camp Fremont; Miss E. Shepard, Berk- 
eley; T. A. Tucker, wife, daughter, Vacaville; Henrietta Hub, 
Marion, S. D.; Miss Ardille Wright, Palo Alto; Mrs. Milton 
Pray, Burlingame; Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Henking, New York; 
Mrs. E. R. Lockhart, Los Angeles; Mrs. G. C. Comstock, Vir- 
ginia Comstock and Janette Comstock. Williams, Cal. 
© © © 

Mrs. Richards Opens New Boarding and Day School. 

Already Mrs. Richards' new garden school at 2245 Sacra- 
mento street, branch of Mrs. Richards' Hotel St. Francis School. 
Inc.. has made a record. Among the day pupils registered this 
week are Mary Katherine Zook, grandchild of Judge Slack; Ruth 
Woolsey, daughter of Dr. Chester Woolsey; little Peter and 
Priscilla Sonna, Captain Sonna's two children; Lenchito Slack, 
Mary Louise Raisch. Willette Gregg and Elwood Auer of New 
York. Mrs. Fannie Hinman still conducts the Friday dancing 
class at Mrs. Richards' St. Francis School, and the exhibition 
following the dancing is as popular as ever. 

The boarding, as well as day school which Mrs. Richards 
formally opened in June, meets a long-felt want. The Lovell 
White residence is ideal for Mrs. Richards' purpose. The new 
school accepts boys and girls under seven years of age. 



Strong Platform of Mayor Rolph For 
Governor 



TO COMMEMORATE VICTORY FOR AMERICA. 

The National Sculpture Society of New York, a very worthy, 
public-spirited body, has formulated plans to raise $100,000 to 
show what can be done along the west side of Madison Square 
in the way of an Altar of the Nation, to be developed later 
into a Victory Monument. The plans have already been made. 
The society will undertake to finish the work and maintain it. 
without cost to the city. 

According to accounts the idea is to have a central altar sec- 
tion for a perpetual flame during the war. The altar is to be 
flanked with figures of Liberty. Justice. Democracy. Industry. 
Art, the Army, the Navy. Science. Labor and other agencies 
that contribute to winning the war in heroic and colossal sizes. 
There will also be memorial tablets for those who have died 
lor the country. A place is to be left for a colossal figure of 
Victory. Some forty statuary groups are proposed. 



"Do you think competition is the life of trade?" "Yes." 

replied Mr. Dustin Stax. "But competition was mismanaged 
for a long time. The real trick is to get people to come around 
with money in their hands and compete for a chance to buy 
something." — Washington Star. 



Mayor Rolph announced his full platform on his candidacy 
for Governor this week, a forthright and sledge-hammer pledge, 
something to stand on that is solid and consistent. He states 
that after the war is over the world will never be the same 
again, happily visualizing the new means and methods that 
will follow peace. The control of the water-front is indirectly 
touched with the reference that "the men and women who stood 
so loyally by Hiram Johnson need have no fear in leaving his 
work in my hands." 

He shows with a sweep of rhetoric that the war has for the 
time being effaced all local political lines, that patriotism rules 
now and that Republicans, Democrats, Progressives and non- 
partisans are now a unit to contribute their best to pick the 
competent men of the hour to do the work of the State, just 
as in Washington the dollar-a-year men there are doing their 
best to support the nation. As Mayor Rolph expresses it: "I 
am an American and all loyal Americans without distinction 
of party must be behind President Wilson until peace by victory 
is attained. 

"If elected Governor I shall preserve and carry forward all 
the great humanitarian, constructive, progressive work of Gov- 
ernor Hiram W. Johnson's administration. It was Hiram W. 
Johnson's courage and vision that brought about the new. order 
of things in California. I think that my career as Mayor of 
San Francisco demonstrates my will and my ability to maintain 
the rights of the plain people. In my administration for the 
accomplishments of Governor Johnson's administration I include 
especially the work of those great boards and commissions such 
as the Railroad Commission, the Industrial Accident Commis- 
sion, the State Board of Control and the Corporation Commis- 
sioner, whose jurisdiction, whose independence and whose char- 
acter must be protected against open or covert attack. 

"I shall, if elected, be on my guard that the efficiency of those 
boards and commissions for the public service shall not be im- 
paired under any pretense. 

"The object of democratic government, as I understand it, 
is to give to every man, woman and child a fair portion of the 
benefits of government and to improve, so far as government 
can do it, the social and economic condition of all human beings. 

"Health insurance has been indorsed by the California State 
Federation of Labor, the Building Trades Council, the San 
Francisco Labor Council and by labor organizations in many 
other states. It received the public indorsement on the same 
day recently of Theodore Roosevelt and William G. McAdoo, 
outstanding figures in both the national parties. 

"My attitude toward labor is so well known that it hardly 
needs a restatement. I believe earnestly in organized labor, 
not only because labor has a right to protect itself by collective 
bargaining, but because industrial peace, prosperity for em- 
ployer, employe and the whole community and efficient produc- 
tion and service follow in the train of organized labor. 

"I am an advocate of the public ownership and operation 
of public utilities. In San Francisco, after a long and hard 
battle, the municipal railway was built and started by my ad- 
ministration. 

"Other candidates have seen fit to indicate their position on 
the liquor question, which is an issue entirely extraneous to the 
election of a Governor. For those who are interested in my 
personal views on the subject, I may say that I am opposed to 
measures designed to destroy the vineyards and the hop fields 
of California, which have been so long fostered by the State 
and on which so many communities depend in large measure 
for their 'livelihood. But any legislation concerning the liquor 
traffic that may be enacted by the people will be strictly en- 
forced by me. 

As Mayor of San Francisco I have been able to make my 
business training and experience useful to the city in the con- 
structive work accomplished during the years of my adminis- 
tration. I believe that in the office of Governor I should be able 
to apply the same training and experience to the difficult ad- 
ministrative, social and economic problems that will confront 
the State government during and after the war." 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 27. 1918 



LMBWM£ 




"A Diplomat's Helpmate." 

Very remarkable and timely is this interesting story that sur- 
passes fiction in its extraordinary adventures in diplomatic life. 
Mary Tingley Lawrence is a well-known California author and 
in this work she has done nothing better. Plainly it is her 
heart's best written product and will undoubtedly be so re- 
garded. 

The action covers that historical dramatic situation when 
Lucius Harwood Foote. a well-known Californian. was appoint- 
ed United States plenipotentiary and envoy extraordinary with 
the delicate and difficult task of opening the ancient closed 
door of the Hermit Kingdom of Korea. In all the anxiety of 
the situation, apparently the weightiest problem of the moment, 
both at Washington and Seoul, was the question of Mrs. Foote 
accompanying her husband to that Oriental country where the 
door had always been stubbornly closed against a white woman. 
As the author points out. Mrs. Foote was an unusual woman 
"a faithful pardner. her intellectual and spiritual preparedness, 
together with her tact and beauty enabling her to become his 
loyal ally in the delicate and pretentious task confronting them."' 
In the awful whirlpool and rancorous contentions in Korea of that 
period the plenipotentiality and his wife readily accomplished 
their major plans in diplomacy and their success was compli- 
mented by the several governments interested. Throughout the 
tale runs the deep and sincere friendship, ministrations and 
compassionate efforts of Rose Foote with her fine instincts and 
sincere devotion to awaken in the mind of the suspicious queen 
higher and nobler ideas of her unlimited power over her people. 
The master stroke was the prevention of the ruthless sacrifice of 
men, women and children belonging to the rebellious, head- 
strong partisans who had led a messacre during a political up- 
rising. It was a wicked period, filled with stark tragedies, 
ending with the murder of the queen herself at the handsof 
the Japanese and their seizure of Korea. So stormy, so trying 
were the whirl of events, so wearing the uncertainties that on 
her return to California. Mrs. Foote shortly afterwards passed 
away. The story is a book of the hour in this period for Mrs. 
Foote was one of those high born, generous, compassionate 
souls, who, like others of their kind today, are working for a 
higher womanhood. The book is dedicated to Mrs. Phoebe 
A. Hearst, a life-long friend of the author. 

Published by the H. S. Crocker Company, San Francisco. 
* * * 

Catalogue of the Phoebe Hearst Loan Collection, Palace of 
Fine Arts. 

It was natural and formative that the Panama-Pacific Expo- 
sition should not pass away as an intellectual and spiritual 
force without bequeathing to San Francisco the emblem of its 
vital force, the Palace of Fine Arts. Californians, and especially 
San Franciscans, happily absorbed so much of its fluent beauties 
and inspiration that a common impulse insisted on its preserva- 
tion as a glowing and perpetual magic wand for the further 
development of art in the West. Time has magically assisted 
this program through the influence of war. Recently the title 
of the site at Harbor View, overlooking the entrance of the 
Golden Gate and the distant Martin hills, has been transferred 
by the Government to the University of California, as trustee 
for the San Francisco Art Association, so that bequests to the 
Palace of Fine Arts may be legally handled. The institution, 
a? heretofore, will be under the direction of the San Francisco 
Art Association, with its director. Mr. J. Nilsen Laurvik, con- 
tinuing in charge of the Palace of Fine Arts. 

Mr. Laurvik has recently compiled and issued a remarkable 
catalogue of the Phoebe Hearst loan collection now on exhibit 
at the Palace of Fine Arts, an exhibit of such attractive va- 
riety and of such fine exemplars of art that it is evidently pro- 
viding a strong bridge to these welcome days when the exhibits 
there will rank with the leading collections of the country. Rec- 
ognition of this character is already coming to California 
through the leading eastern publications on art. 



It was necessary to add six new galleries to the Fine Arts 
department in the building to display properly the many rare 
and choice exhibits of the Phoebe Hearst loan collection, 
among them the Coriolanus series of Gobelin tapestries. Renais- 
sance tapestries, Chinese tapestry panels and rare textiles, not- 
able rugs from the hands of master weavers in that famous 
zone stretching from Asia Minor and Arabia eastward to India 
and Bokhara — all detailed carefully on an accompanying map. 
Descriptive drawings and photographs of the famous paintings 
of the great masters and those of the new schools artistically 
decorate this catalogue of Mr. Laurviks, a vade mecum which 
has awakened eastern critics to what California is doing with 
this splendid exhibit of paintings, engravings, miniatures, etch- 
ings, tapestries, antique furniture, objects d'art. fine glassware, 
manuscripts, brocades, textiles and other fine and rare expres- 
sions of their kind — "all offering a comparative study of cer- 
tain related principles of art that are often ignored or attributed 
to paintings only." 

Biographies of the great painters are in this catalogue and 
photographs of many of their masterpieces. Phyllis Ackerman 
contributes an illuminating articles on the famous tapestries of 
middle ages; Arthur Upham Pope tells the interesting story of 
Oriental rugs and R. Meyer-Riefstahl that of textiles and their 
development from the days of Alexander the Great, while Mr. 
Laurvik is responsible for the sections devoted to paintings and 
miniatures, drawings, etchings and engravings and objects d'art. 

The excellent preface by Mr. Laurvik touches the very spirit 
and development of the display and strikes the vibrant chords 
that co-ordinate and harmonize this rare and interesting exhibit 
of the varied arts. 

"Illustrated Catalogue" of Mrs. Phoebe Hearst's loan collec- 
tion of Oriental rugs and textiles, prints and paintings. Persian 
manuscripts, Phoenician and European glass, furniture and ob- 
jects d'art. in the Palace of Fine Arts. San Francisco. Edited 
by J. Nilsen Laurvik, director, published by the San Francisco 
Art Association, the Palace of Fine Arts. 253 pp. XI. With 
two color plates, one map and 75 half-tone illustrations. $1.00. 
including postage in the U. S. and possessions. 
* * * 

The August American Magazine leads off with "The Story 
of the Yankee Kid." which is an account of the exploits of Har- 
vey Johnson, a fourteen-year-old Kentucky boy who has fought 
in the trenches of Europe. "Seven Good Things Coming Out 
ol the War" is by Dr. Frank Crane, the famous editorial writer. 
Charles Edison, son of Thomas A. Edison, has written an article 
called "My Experiences Working for Father," in which he tells 
some new stories of Thomas A. Edison. Baroness Huard is the 
author of a war article called "How Would You Like These 
Germans in Your House?"; Booth Tarkington has written a 
splendid article called "Using the Kaiser." 

* * * 

Margaret Deland. who has gone to France for the Womans' 
Home Companion, tells of the wonderful endurance of the 
French nation in her fourth article, "The Things We Thought 
Were Big." She makes a stirring appeal to America to rise 
to the demand upon her and "save the world." 



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'Obev no wand but Pleasure's." — Torn Moore. 




Big Bill Captures Orpheum Audience. 

Marie Nordstrom has the happy combination of personality 
and originality to bridge her to the hearts of the Orpheum audi- 
ences. Lots of it is sheer nonsense but it is the kind of non- 
sense that brushes the cares and worries out of the business 
men's head — that's one of the reasons that makes the Orpheum 
a club of regular nighters. Then she has a way, the Nordstrom 
way. of putting it over the footlights in a suave and delight- 
fully Nordstrom manner, as is illustrated in the smooth artistry 
in which she puts over "The Hookum Jass Camille." What a 
mess of that little bit an ordinary vaudevillianism could be 
made of that arch little bit of raciness by a "slacker" in the 
twilight of misdecorum. 

"At the Soda Fountain" affords Lowell Drew and Vesta 
Wallace a new background to exploit fizzy jests, syrupy senti- 
ment and candied accomplishments. Drew cuts laughing antics 
and makes himself the target of all kinds of laughs stirred by 
the wiles of the candy-fed Vesta, who pays her way with 
smiles, more smiles and songs. Several fine songs contributed 
by Carl Jorn of the N. Y. Metropolitan Opera Co. brought down 
the house and the big audience could not get enough of him. 
His selections were of the appealing kind to a mixed audience 
and ranged from Rigoletto to the Swanee River; they were 
given with rare sentiment, a pure, fine tenor voice, and wel- 
comed with delight. The 
opening number is a whirl- 
wind of patriotism fur- 
nished by the 63d U. S. In- 
fantry band under the lead- 
ership of John Walters. It 
is enough to say that the 
audience was in wild fervor 
over their spirited playing 
of "Over There," "It's a 
Long Way to Berlin, but 
We'll Get There," "It's a 
Long Trail." "French Na- 
tional Defiele," "Aloha." 
. The airs had all the spirit 
of Our Boys going over the 
top — and then some. The 
Esquille Brothers do a num- 
ber of tense muscular 
stunts that evoke admiring 
praise, several of the feats 
being somewhat extraordi- 
nary. The comedy drama 
"Camouflage," is something 
new in scenery and unusual 
in action. It is letter per- 
fect in maintaining the ten. 
sion to the last — when it 
comes with the sharpness of 
a whip crack. 

The holdovers are of un- 
usually fine caliber with a 
mixture of excellent laugh 
feeders, among the latter 
those racy conversation- 
alists. Mayo and Lyrn; 
Ruth Budd, that acrobatic, 
daring, whirligig in the air 
that makes the audience 
gasp at times, and rarest of 
all. Lili Petschnikoff. a 
world-famous violinist and 
a plaver of extraordinary 
technique. 

The war pictures are re- 
markably good and carry 
the audience into the 
trenches. 




Columbia. — David Belasco's latest local offering, "Polly 
With a Past," has made an indelible impression, the result 
being that seats for the third and final week, commencing with 
next Monday night, are in extraordinary demand. Like 
Belasco's "The Boomerang" of last summer, this attraction has 
come here direct from its long New York run intact. The cast 
comes here right off Broadway with Ina Claire, Cyril Scott, H. 
Reeves-Smith and all the others who have served so well to 
make this one of the most pronounced hits of the day. 

Ina Claire, the latest and youngest acquisition to the Belasco 
fold, is making her first appearance here and she brings her 
audience to her feet in a just tribute to so convincing and art- 
ful a performance as she offers as Polly Shannon. No Sunday 
performances are given. 

"Polly With a Past" will not be seen in Oakland. 

The next attraction at the Columbia theater will be Margaret 
Anglin in the merry military comedy entitled. "Billeted." Miss 
Anglin comes to San Francisco directly from long runs in New 
York and Chicago. The play is a comedy dealing in a humor- 
ous manner with certain phases of the war, but this must not 
be construed into meaning that it is a war play. In the central 
character Miss Anglin has a role which is entirely significant 
of her ideals in the realms of comedy. The advance sale of 
seats begins Thursday. August 1. 



Orpheum — -Derwent Hall 
Caine. named by the Lon- 
don Post as England's 
greatest romantic actor, and 
only son of the famous 
author. Sir Hall Caine. will 
make his first appearance 
here and will present his 
father's maiden one-act ef- 
fort. "The Iron Hand." It 
is a stirring playlet founded 
on the Kaiser's speech at 
Potsdam — that infamous 
speech — the cold brutality 
of which probably has 
never been equalled in the 
history of the world — that 
horrible speech in which 
the Kaiser said to his new 
recruits, among other 
things, "Children of my 
guard, you are now my sol- 
diers — mine body and soul ! 
You have sworn to obey all 
my commands. From this 
day on you must know but 
one enemy and that enemy 
is my enemy. And if I com- 
mand you some day to fire 
upon your own relatives — 
your fathers and mothers, 
sisters and brothers, per- 
haps — remember your oath 
and obey!" Sir Hall Caine. 
with that subtle master 
touch and plastic vocabu- 
lary that have distinguished 
his works in the past, among 
them, "The Manxman" and 
"The Christian," has fash- 
ioned a literarv gem in one 
act out of the Potsdam inci- 
dent The leading role, that 
of a young Belgian lieuten- 
ant, is played by Derwent 
Hall Caine. the author's 



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San Francisco News Letter 



July 27, 1918 



George Moran and Charles Mack, "The Two Black Crows," 
are among the funniest and most original of blackface come- 
dians. Lew Madden and Gene Ford will present a sketch en- 
titled "Monday Morning,'' the scene of which is a rehearsal 
of the different acts booked to appear in a vaudeville theater. 
The Yerxa Twins, remarkably clever children, will introduce 
songs and dances in a variety of costumes. 

Henri de Vries' production of the successful comedy-drama, 
"Camouflage''; Marie Nordstrom in new imitations; Lowell B. 
Drew and Vesta Wallace in "At the Soda Fountain," and the 
Esquilli Brothers in their wonderful equilibristic feats, will also 
appear. Carl Jorn. the famous Russian tenor who has scored 
such a brilliant musical triumph, will change his programme 
daily. Allied Nations' Official War Films will conclude the 
performance. 



REGISTRATIONS AT HOTEL CLARK, LOS ANGELES: 

Chas. P. Rogers, Miss Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Duncan, 
Elsie M. Schou, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. S. Aronson, Capt. A. D. 
Cagwin, Capt. Chas. N. Kirkbride, Jas. R. Pogano, Mr. and 
Mrs. F. L. Whitton, Arthur C. Nahl, H. H. Stevens, J. A. 
Wagner, Geo. Kruger, Mme. Rose Relda Cailleau, S. Myers, 
Mrs. L. A. Dunnigan, I. J. Sheehan, Miss M. J. Sheehan, Mr. 



and Mrs. J. G. Manson, A. Setrakian, F. A. Kress, A. C. Pauls- 
meir, Miss J. Godan, Juanita Heller, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Arthur, 
M. Phillips, Howard C. Smith, T. W. Hubbard. W. P. Geary, 
S. E. Tracy, Eugene M. Levy, E. A. Corienie. Geo. L. Bandy, 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brett Jr., J. D. Roantree. E. H. Schumaker 
and family, Richard Sachse, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Whitton, Mr. 
and Mrs. N. H. Hickman, Mrs. E. Nevins, A. S. Newburgh and 
family, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Summers, Josephine Hall, Miss H. 
M. Barrnett. Miss M. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harrison, 
Miss J. C. Madden, H. J. Banta, L. H. Jackson, Dr. C. Berg, 
Anita Eldridge, Phil P. Sheridan, Don Bingham, Lena M. 
Frazer, Guiseppe Jollian, Mr. and Mrs. Nat W. Friedman, Miss 
Brownie Friedman, Miss Bee Silver, T, R. Ditty, D. F. Ayer, 
D. R. McKenzie, Mrs. L. W. Knight, Henry H. Simons, Mr. 
and Mrs. Chas. G. Gebhardt, Miss Phileta Fitzgerald, Geo. B. 
Hayes and Wm. Bender, of San Francisco; Lewis A. Hicks, 
Dr. J. S. Ballard, Geo. P. Gray, E. M. Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. W. 
S. Weeks, Stanley B. Freeborn, of Berkeley, and Mr. and Mrs. 
H. H. Cardwell, Hazel R. Bremler, Mrs. A. E. Nash, M. I. 
West, Mrs. Frank Stoller, F. R. Stoller, Raymond W. Stoller, 

F. Drennon Stoller, Mrs. H. F. Huber, Henry Clark, Richard 

G, Clark, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Smithson, Gerald Taillander, 
Chadame Newstadt and L. F. Bauer, of Oakland, were guests 
at the Hotel Clark, Los Angeles, during the past week. 





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ENGAGEMENTS 
ROSENTHAL-LEWIT— Mrs. Dora Rosenthal of 1530 California street an- 
nounces the engagement of her son. Isadore. to Miss Estelle Lewit 
of New York city, 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
KRUGER-LEVY — Miss Cecile Kruger and Mervyn Jesse Levy will be 

married July 28 at the Century Club. 
WILSON-PERRY— Miss Joy Wilson has set her wedding day to Warren 

Perry for July 31. 

WEDDINGS 

BROOKS-THIBODEAU — Mr. and Mrs. James Hiram Brooks announce the 
marriage of their daughter. Miss Gladys Brooks, to Dr. Alexander 
Thlbodeau on Sunday. July 14. 

DOUGLAS-NEFF— Miss Elinor Douglas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
W. R. Douglas of this city, was married Wednesday at her parents' 
home on Stanyan strot to Lieutenant Benjamin Gerry Neff of the 
U. S. Denta-1 Reserve. 

ELKINS-ADLER— Felton B. Elkins Jr., of Hillsborough, was married 
July 21 to Frances Therese Adler, daughter of I. D. Adler, at Hills- 
borough. 

FOORMAN-LENGFELD — The marriage of Miss Helen Foorman, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. I.. S. Foorman. and Louis Lengfeld of the base hos- 
pital corps at Camp Fremont, will take place today at the home of 
the bride's parents in San Mateo. 

KOEFOED-WH1TE — Mrs. David Andrew Hulse announces the marriage 
of her daughter. Miss Manuelita Koefoed to George Ross White. The 
marriage look place in Victoria, B. C, on Saturday. 

DINNERS. 
MARTIN — Mrs. Eleanor Martin gave one of her informal dinners on 

Sunday evening at her home on Broadway. 
WALKER — Mr. and Mrs. Willis Walker entertained Informally at dinner 

Monday evening, with their guests, later attending the performance 

of "Look Pleasant" at the Cort. 
WALTER — Mrs. C. R. Walter entertained with an informal dinner party 

at her home in Menlo Park Wednesday evening. 
WOODS — Mr. and Mrs William Wallace "Woods gave a dinner Friday 

evening at their apartments at Stanford Court for Major John 1>. 

Chasey, who Is stationed at Camp Fremont. 

LUNCHEONS. 
CURRAN — Mrs. Ross Ambler Curran entertained about a dozen of her 

friends at luncheon Wednesday at her home in Burllngame. 
DAVIS — A delightful affair of Tuesday was the luncheon over which 

Miss Vera Davis presided at her home on Lake street. 
DE YOUNG — Mr. M. H. de Young was the host Tuesday at a luncheon 

at the Palace Hotel. 
GRANT — In compliment to Miss Lota Robinson, who is visiting here 

from New York, Mrs. Joseph D. Grant presided over a luncheon 

Tuesday. The pleasurable affair was held at the home of the hostess 

in Burllngame. 
HAMMERSMITH — Mrs. Alfred Hammersmith invited a number of her 

friends to enjoy a luncheon Tuesday at her home on the peninsula. 
HOUSEHOLDER — Mrs. E. R. Householder entertained a large party of 

friends at a pretty luncheon at the Menlo Country Club previous to 

her departure for the East. 
McKITTRICK — Mrs. William McKittrick gave an informal luncheon Mon- 
day at her apartments in Stanford Court. 




MINER — As a farewell compliment to Mrs. Handolph Huntington Miner, 

who will leave San Francisco soon for the East, a luncheon was 

at the St. Francis on Thursday. 
MIX'IER — Mrs. Arthur Lee Munger. a bride Of the week, was the 

honored guest at a luncheon given Tuesday by her sister. Mrs. Alan 

C. Van Fleet, the pleasureable affair being held at the home of the 

hostess on Filbert street. 
MONROE— Among the charming small affairs of the week was 

formal luncheon given Monday by Mrs. Robert Monroe at the Palace 

Hotel. 

TEAS. 
CROCKER— Miss Helen Crocker entertained at the Palace Hotel i 
CALE — In compliment to Mis. Robert s. Holmes. ing the 

summer season as usual at her Sausallto home, Mrs. Dutro Cale en 

tertalned a number of the smart set at tea on Thursday 

at the home of the hostess on Lake street 
GAMA.GE — Mrs. Mary T. Gamage gave a tea al 

urday in honor of Mrs. Thomas Lee Wen-. U-. i. .....].; who Is" 

in San Francisco with Mr. Woolwine. 
MYBRS — Mrs. Garfield Myers entertained Wednesday at the tearoom in 

the California Theater. The affair was In honor of the hostess' 

sister. Mrs. Helen Bruitt Ellis, who is leaving the Pacific division for 

war work In France. 
MARTIN — Mrs. Lannle Haynes Martin will entertain at tea on August I 

in honor of Mrs. W. A. D'Egilbert. The tea will take place at the 

hostess' home on Hyde street. 
i i:k MX— Miss Juliet Perrln of Piedmont will give a tea for Miss Joy 

Wilson this afternoon at her home in Piedmont. 
SCRIBNER — Mrs. Othello Scrlbner gave a tea Tuesday at her home in 

Presidio Terrace which was in the nature of a farewell to the I 

Hospital nurses, who will leave shortly for Fi 
SPROULE— Mrs. Wm. Sproule was hostess at tin' Palace at tea Tues- 
day afternoon. 

DANCES. 
FLOOD — Mr. and Mrs. Jamese Flood gave the use of their spacious garage 

at Menlo Park for a dance for the enlisted men of Camp Fremont 

Tuesday evening*. 
WllrCOX .ii- George M. Wilcox "i Redwood City entertained with an 

informal dancing party for her friends Wednesday evening. 

ARRIVALS. 
UDLJSR — Miss Rose Adler has arrived from New York and Is staying 
with her mother, Mrs. Adaline Adler. at the latter's apSrtments a ^ 
860 Sutter street. 





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M. Cutta Jr. has returned from Honolulu and is at her 

home In Mare Island. 
CLARK Dr. ;ttiil Mrs. John Rogers Clark have returned from an mil"- 

mobile trip through the Sierras. 
RBBR Mrs Allen J. Greer ins returned from Washington am) l! 

: lotel. Colon In Fri i. 

CRIMMINS— Mrs. Cole Crlmmlns, who with her two hoys has been en- 
ig a delightful visit in Santa Barbara at the home of Mr. ami 

Mrs. James Hall Bishop, has returned. 
DILLINGHAM— Walter Dillingham, who arrived recently in California 

from Honolulu, has returned to the St. Francis Hotel after a brief 

sojourn at Del Monte. 
FEE!— .Miss Elizabeth Fee has just returned to her home on Buchanan 

street after a delightful trip to Alaska, which she enjoyed with her 

sister-in-law. Mis. Charles W. Fee of Tacoma. 
FTJ2TTER— - Mrs. Charles Franklin Fletter and Randolph Fletter have 

returned from a visit to Coronado and will remain in San Francisco 

during the rest of the summer. 
FORREST — Mr. and Mrs. P. Forrest have returned from a motor trip 

to the Yosemite. 
JONES — Mrs. Helen A. Jones has returned from a visit to her daughter. 

Mrs. George Bodrie of Salt Lake, and is at the Knickerbocker in 

Pacific avenue. 
MARONE — Mr. and Mrs. John Marone have arrived in San Francisco 

after a motor trip across the continent by way of Florida. 
McNUTT — Mrs. William F. McNutt has returned to her home on Pacific 

avenue from an extended visit in Aspen. Colo., with her son-in-law 

and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. David R. C. Brown. 
PENDLETON — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pendleton of Piedmont, who have 

been enjoying a motor trip through the South, returned to their 

home this week. 
TEVIS— Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Tevis and Mr. and Mrs. William McKittrick, 

who motored to Sonoma for the week-end, returned to San Francisco 

Tuesday. 
TOMI.INSON — Mrs. Theodore Tomlinson arrived in San Francisco Sunday 

from her home in New York and is being greeted by a host of friends. 
VOORHIES — Mrs. Alfred Voorhies has returned from Washington, where 

she has spent the last two years and is at her home in this city. 
WELCH — Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Welch have returned from the McCloud 

River Country Club and are at their home in Burlingame. 
WELDON— Mrs. Russel D. "Weldon has returned to her home in town 

after a delightful two weeks' outing at Lake Tahoe. 
WOODS — Miss Lottie Woods has returned to her home on California street 

from a visit of several days in Los Gatos. 

DEPARTURES. 

ALEXANDER — Mr. and Mrs. Wallace McKinney Alexander of Piedmont, 
■with the latter's mother, Mrs. Timothy Barker, have gone to Del 
Monte, where they plan to remain several weeks. 

BREEZE — Mrs. Thomas H. Breeze has returned to her home in San 
Mateo after enjoying a delightful visit with her friend, Mrs. Fred- 
erick H. Randall, at the latter's pretty home, "Hollyhocks." in Santa 
Barbara. 

DAVENPORT— Mr. and Mrs. Dixwell Davenport left Tuesday for an ex- 
tended motor trip to Southern California. 

IH'NNB — Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Dunne of San Francis,", i npanled 

by Miss Marie Dunne and Miss Marjorie Dunne, are at Hotel d< I 
Coronado for a month's visit. 

GALLOIS — Mrs. John Gallois is enjoying a visit in San Diego. 

HUNT— Judge and Mrs. William H. Hunt and their three daughters, Mrs. 
Hunt Thompson, Mrs. Barbary Conrad and Miss Gertrude Hunt, left 
for Yosemite Tuesday. 

RAYMOND — Lieutenant and Mrs. George Perkins Raymond have left for 
Manila, where they will reside Indefinitely. 

INTIMATIONS. 

AYER — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ayer and their son, John Ayer. are up at 
Aetna Springs, where they will remain a couple of weeks Ion 

BALLARD— Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ballard have opened their summer 
home on the Russian River, where they will entertain their friends 
at week-end parties during the season, 

BOARDMAN — Miss Mary Boardman and Miss Doris Kllgarif will 

In the country next week, planning to go to the Kern river section. 

CREX/LIN — Mrs. E. W. Crellin is spending two weeks on the Russian 
river, where she Is the guest of Mrs. A. B. Castleman. 

CRUX — Mr. and Mrs. George Arthur Crux have been visiting Mrs. Kath- 
arine Glass Munson for a few days at her home In Santa Cruz. 

DEAHL— Mrs. John 1.. Deahl and her family are occupying a pretty sum- 
mer home in Redwood City for the summer. 

ELKINS — Mr. and Mrs. Felton Elkins. who were married on Sunday In 
San Mateo are spending their honeymoon at Del Monte. They will 
remain there for a month, after which, they will go to Santa Barbara 
for an indefinite stay. 

HALE— Mrs. Prentiss Cobb Hale Is spending a few weeks at Shasta 
Springs. 

JENNINGS — Mrs. Hennen Jennings will not conu v\ m| this summer, as 
been her custom In past yens, but will remain in Washington. 

KENNETT— Mrs. Francis J. Kennett of Pasadena Is passing the summer 
at the noma uigtiter, Mrs. Walter Hamlin Dnpee. 

LA 11 IISOP— Barbour Lathrop has returned to town after a few days' 
visit In the south with his nieces. Mrs. M. F. Fitch and Miss Helen 
Brown. The party were guests at El Mimsol in Santa Barbara, 

LEWIS — Mrs. A. N. Lewis of Alameda and Mrs. F. A. Halght t 
n.ido for an extended sojourn. 

O'NEILL— Mrs, Menryn O'Neill is planning to leave this city for the 
southern part of the State within the next lew weeks, 

PARK— Mrs. Howard Gray Park, who visited In San Francisco for a few 
■ en route to Santa Barbara, will remain In the southern city 
until August. 



TAYLOR Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor Pi di nnlng to 

return to San Dlogo August 1. 

VALENTINE Mrs. .i,,hn K. Valenotl ; Philadelphia is passing the 

n Calif la to be near her son, Major John R. Valentine. 

wh,, is in command of the rami p Kearny, 

WOODS — Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace Woods, who are-maklng their 

home at the Stanford Court apartments, will give a dinner for a 

number ol their friends a! the Palace Hotel on Tuesday evening. 
YOUNG— Miss Edith Young is in Iais Angeles, where she Is the house 

guest of Mr, ami Mrs. Qugene O. McLaughlin and Miss Cecils Mc 

i . LUghlin. 



VISITORS ENJOY TECH A U TAVERN. 

The lady from New York was really quite indifferent when 
I asked her to go to Techau Tavern for an evening. But she 
went, and she has been talking about it ever since. The whole 
thing was plainly a novelty to her. The Merchandise Dances, 
in particular, caught her fancy. She couldn't say enough for 
the lovely favors and when she was presented with a chic little 
blouse that even Fifth Avenue might envy, she became posi- 
tively enthusiastic. She wanted to know where such modish 
articles were to be purchased and entered the name of Living- 
ston Bros, in her note-book. The singing of the Show Girl 
Revue Corps struck her as particularly fine and she requested 
one or two songs for her special benefit. The Jazz Orchestra 
had her dancing half the evening although she had announced 
that she really didn't care for it. In fact, she had the time of 
her life and didn't mind saying so. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets. 



Columbia Theatre 



The Leading Playhouse 
Geary and Mason Sts. 
Phone Franklin 150 
THIRD and LAST WEEK begins MONDAY, JULY 29th 
Evenings and Saturday Matinee 50c to $2 
Wednesday Matinee 50c to $1.50 
David Belasco presents 

POLLY WITH A PAST" 
With the Original Belasco Theatre, N. Y. Cast Intact 
Last time next Saturday night 

Monday August 5— MARGARET ANGLIN in the merry military comedy 
"•BILLETED" 



Orpheum 



O'Farrell Street Between Stockton and Powell 
Phone Douglas 70 

MATINEE EVERY 



Week beginning THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON. 
DAY. 

AN EXCELLENT SHOW 
DERWENT HALL CAINE in a new one act play "THE IRON HAND" by 
SIR HALL CAINE: MORAN & MACK "Two Black Crows;" LEW MADDEN 
& GENE FORD in a Coroedj Sketch "Monday Morning;" YEKXA TWINS 
in Songs and Dances; "CAMOUFLAGE" A Spectacular Comedy-Drama; 
MARIE NORDSTROM in " Let'l Pretend;" LOWELL B. IiRIW A VESTA 
WALLACE: EQUILLI BROTH ERS Equilibrists; ALLIED NATION'S OFF1I I 
AL WAR FILMS; CARL JORN the Distinguished Tenor of the Metropolitan 
Opera House. New York, in New Numbers. 

Evening Prices— ice. 26c, 60c, 760, $1.00. Matinee Prices (Eceptlng Saturdajs. 
Sundaysand Holidajsl— 10c, 26c, 50c. 



George Mayerle 

Famous Expert Optician and Optometrist 
EXCLUSIVE EYESIGHT SPECIALIST 




Scientific Eye Examinations 

Charter Member American 
Association of Opticians 

25 Years in San Francisco 

960 Market St. 
San Francisco 

Telephone Franklin 3279 

» 

Mayerle' s Eyewater 

A Marvelous 
Eye Tonic 

At Druggists 50 Cts. 

By Mail 65 Cts. 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 27, 1918 




A Village Shop of Miscellaneous Wares. 



A Glimpse of Daily Life in the Interior of China 




Refugee Chinese Children Supported by the Government. 










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A Modern Chlm 




A Logging Cart of Ancient Form Still Used in Chinese Industrial Life. 



Empty Coal Oil Cans 



July 27. 1918 



and California Advertiser 





on His Rounds. 



A Chinese Flour Mill, a Type in Almost Every Village. 





Raw Recruits for the Army. 



aw Mill and Lumber Yard. 





Id For Many Necessities. 



A Farmer Carrying Chickens to Market. 



14 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 27, 1918 



GERMAN PROPAGANDA AT HOME AND ABROAD. 

Paul Elder announces a startling lecture by J. M. de Beau- 
fort, late of the Belgian army, "the man who interviewed Von 
Hindenburg." exposing "German Propaganda at Home and 
Abroad," Thursday evening. August 8, in the Palace Hotel ball- 
room. Of the few men that have been able to penetrate this 
German veil these last four years, none has a more interesting 
story to tell. M. de Beaufort foresaw the immense value of 
information to be secured behind the German lines and volun- 
tarily took up the dangerous and confidential mission offered 
him by the London Daily Telegraph, during which time he 
spent four months in Germany. That it was not without danger 
is proved by the remark of Ambassador Gerard, "Young man, 
you will never know how hard I had to work to keep the Ger- 
mans from shooting you." 

This lecture will be followed on consecutive Thursday eve- 
nings by others, during which de Beaufort will give intimate 
sidelights on Germany and Germany's most prominent men and 
their ideas of peace, together with a vivid picture of the Ger- 
man naval base at Kiel and Wilhelmshaven. He has the distinc- 
tion of being the only foreign newspaperman to pass through 
the Kiel Canal during war time. 

This is an event of major importance. M. de Beaufort's frank 
personality, his earnest sincerity, his ready humor and the de- 
lightful manner in which he presents his subject make his mes- 
sage most convincing. 

PASSING OF RALPH C. HARRISON. 

Ralph C. Harrison. San Francisco lawyer, former Supreme 
Court Justice and Chief Justice of the Appellate Court and old- 
est member of the Bohemian Club, died Thursday evening at 
his apartments in this city after a brief illness, at the age of 84. 

Judge Harrison came to California fifty-two years ago and 
has been continuously active in the affairs of the city and a 
leader of the California bar. He was bom at Cornwall, Conn., 
October 22, 1833. His education was received at Wesleyan In- 
stitute, Middletown, Conn., and Albany Law School, Albany, 
N. Y. In San Francisco, half a century ago, he founded the 
law firm of Jarboe & Harrison and as an attorney gained fame 
in many noted cases. 

In 1905 Harrison was Associate Justice of the California 
Supreme Court, and when the first State Appellate Court was 
established he was made Chief Justice of that body. He was 
prominent in the social life of the city, being a member of the 
leading clubs. 

He is survived by a widow and two sons, both of this city — 
Richard C. Harrison, who has maintained with his father, the 
law firm of Harrison & Harrison, and Robert W. Harrison. As- 
sistant District Attorney. 



Frederick H. Beaver Passes Away. 

Frederick H. Beaver, 50 years of age. a member of the firm 
of Kilgarif & Beaver. Pacific Coast general agents for the Pa- 
cific Mutual Life Insurance Company, died this week at the 
St. Francis Hospital, following an operation. He had been 
ill only a short time. 

Beaver, besides his insurance interests, was a director of the 
San Francisco Savings Union and Trust Company, owner of 
the Pacific Manufacturing Company, with mills at Santa Clara, 
and one of the owners of the California Cotton Mills. He was 
a member of the Pacific Union and Bohemian clubs, and as 
president of the San Francisco Golf and Country Club was in- 
strumental in the building of its magnificent $100,000 clubhouse. 

He and John M. Kilgarif obtained the Pacific Coast agency 
for the Pacific Mutual thirty years ago. and have been business 
associates since. 

Beaver was born in this city and was the son of George W. 
Beaver, California pioneer and capitalist, who died about fifteen 
years ago. He is survived by two daughters and two sons, one 
of the latter. Frederick Beaver Jr., now being with the Ameri- 
can expeditionary force in France. 



It was in a churchyard. The morning sun shone brightly 

and the dew was still on the grass. "Ah, this is the weather 
that makes things spring up." remarked a passer-by casually to 
an old gentleman seated on a bench. "Hush!" replied the old 
gentleman. "I've got three wives buried here." — Reedy's 
Mirror. 



ON THE BREAD LINE OF WAR. 

During a price fixing debate Senator Pomerene of 0"'° said 
that during the last two years the law of supply and demand had 
not been in operation. "Well, what fixed prices then?" in- 
quired Senator McCumber. "A lot of hoarders and gamblers." 
was Pomerene's reply, "We fixed the price of wheat, but corn, 
oats and other cereals were left untouched and prices have 
soared. If the price of these cereals were also fixed they should 
be kept within reasonable bounds and the consumer protected." 

• * • 

The Butchers' Board of Trade of San Francisco is now con- 
sidering a proposition that no sales of meat for less than 25 
cents shall be made. With prime dressed beef at 20 cents a 
pounds wholesale and pork at 25 cents the minimum sale of 25 
cents is bound to come. All 10 cents and 15 cents sales will 
in future be taboo. 

Retail grocers refuse to cut small quantities of Swiss cheese, 
boiled ham. boiled tongue, Roquefort cheese, etc.. so the butch- 
ers are merely following their example. 

• • • 

Phil Simon, proprietor of the White Front store in Lodi. was 
cited to appear before the local and county administrator on 
a charge of violating the wheat conservation rules by selling 
flour in larger quantities than the regulations permit. While 
other Lodi grocers have cut down their sales Simon's sales, it 

appears, increased. 

• * » 

Frank Hernandez, a grocer at 1401 E. 1st Street. Los An- 
geles, must sell no flour for a period, under orders from the 
Food Administrator, as a penalty for diregarding the flour 
regulations. This is the first retail grocer in California to be 

disciplined. 

• • • 

In the last 15 years peanuts have developed from a frivo- 
lous food for circus day to a staple article of diet. Two million 
acres are now devoted to raising peanuts, and the demand for 
them is rapidly growing. The latest use for them is in combi- 
nation with cocoanut kernels and pasteurized milk to form a 

nut margarine. 

• » * 

The United States Food Administration announced today 
that it is no longer necessary for the public to withhold from 
the purchase and consumption of pink beans as the require- 
ments of the army and navy have been fully supplied for this 
season. 

• • • 

Advices from New York state the U. S. Food Administration 
has just announced that the jobber will be allowed a margin of 
35c a sack on sugar; this is 10c more than that allowed in the 
past. 




DYEING CLEANING WORKS 



Cleaning and Dyeing 

Men's Suits and Overcoats ] $ I ,00 

Ladies' Plain Suits and Dresses > 
Thoroughly Cleaned and Pressed J 
OFFICE AND WORKS 

340 11th STREET 

Phone Park 656 For Driver 



LEILA DUNCAN COURVOISIER 

announces the opening of her studio 

1141 Larkin Street, near Sutter, San Francisco 

Pupils received in Harmony, [McCoy Method] — History of Music — 

Ear Training— Piano 



Telephone Proipect 4644 



Hour* by Appointment Only 



ASSESSMENT NOTICE 
Queen Regent Merger Mines Company 

Location of principal place of business. San Francisco, California. Location of 
works— Mineral County, Nevada. 

Notice Is hereby given Uiat at a meeting of the Directors held on the "J Ith clay of 
July. 191B, an assessment of one-half cent per share was levied upon the issued capital 
stock of the corporation, payable immediately, in legal money of the United States, 
to the Secretary, at the office of the Company, 337 Monadnoek Building. San Fran- 
cisco, California. 

Any stock on which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 29th day of August. 
191H, will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auction, and unlesi payment 
is made before, will be sold on Tueeday. the 24th day of September, 1918, to pay the 
delinquent assessment, together with costs of advertising and expenses o! Mile. 

H. B. WADE, Secretary. 

Office— fWl Market Street. San Francisco, California. 



July 27. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



15 



MORE POWER IN BUSINESS. 

Increase in efficiency is the most sought-after element in 
civilization. Many business men think of it in vain, yet its 
achievement, to all who observe carefully the methods of suc- 
cess, is almost an open book. 

For instance, review the tactics by which such persons as 
John H. Rosseter, R. B. Hale. C. C. Moore and others of distinc- 
tion have fought their way to the top. Realize that they have 
become influential because they have considered carefully the 
needs of those around them and built up their enterprises from 
the bottom by stimulating a healthy ambition in employes of 
every kind. 

Proceedings could be started by showing employes that in- 
creased knowledge signifies enhanced value of service and more 
comforts for their families and a better salary. Then in various 
ways assist in the fulfillment of this knowledge. 

This can be done through letters to each worker which show 
that the firm desires to help him up in the world by improving 
his present education. Sometimes schools are established in de- 
partment stores and factories, where the special knowledge 
most useful to each employe is taught. Personal arrangements 
can frequently be made with outside institutions whereby spec- 
ial facilities are secured for the seekers after efficiency. 

Successful business men know that more knowledge means 
more effective labor. And they have not confined their in- 
terest to the office equation. Now and again it is the employe's 
home that needs attention; a child may be ill, or the burden 
may be too great in other ways for the employe to give the best 
that is in him. 

Very often an employer, with his greater wisdom, can ad- 
vise and assist in lessening such burdens. 

Knowledge is power. The more knowledge there is among 
your employes, Mr. Business, the greater your drive toward 
success ; the more value received in return for your pay-roll. 

Such relations between employer and employes must strength- 
en the value of investments, not only for the enterprises bound 
together by such relations but for the community at large. 

Promoting a bettter education and co-operative spirit between 
Labor and Capital will do much to avert future clashes be- 
tween these two great elements of business. 



Mrs. Newrich — Me and John have had our portraits painted 
by four American artists, and not one of them is satisfactory. 
After the war we intend to go abroad and see what the old 
masters can do. — Boston Transcript. 



TO A POET A THOUSAND YEARS HENCE. 
By James Elroy Flecker. 

I who am dead a thousand years, 
And wrote this sweet archaic song, 

Send you my words for messengers 
The way I shall not pass along. 

I care not if you bridge the seas, 
Or ride secure the cruel sky. 

Or build consummate palaces 
Of metal or of masonry. 

But have you wine and music still 
And statues and a bright-eyed love. 

And foolish thoughts of good and ill, 
And prayers to them that sit above ? 

How shall we conquuer? Like a wind 
That falls at eve our fancies blow, 

And old Maeonides the blind 

Said it three thousands years ago. 

friend unseen, unborn, unknown. 
Student of our sweet English tongue, 

Read out my words at night, alone ; 
I was a poet. I was young. 

Since I can never see your face. 
And never shake you by the hand, 

1 send my soul through time and space 

To greet you. You will understand. 



In a hamlet near Ashford. boasting only nine inhabi- 
tants, the following notice has been posted up by the 
authorities: "In the event of an air-raid do not collect 
in a crowd." — New York Sun. 



SAN FRANCISCO'S NEWEST HOTEL 

HOTEL PLAZA 

The most centrally located tourist and fam- 
ily hotel in San Francisco, facing Union Square 
and at the corner of Post and Stockton streets. 

Special rates to permanent guests. Daily 
rates on the European plan, $1.50 per day and 
up. American plan, $3.50 per day and up. 

Write or call for descriptive booklet. Any 
information pertaining to San Francisco's 
charms will gladly be furnished upon request. 

HOTEL PLAZA 

THE HOUSE OFHARMONY 

Management of C. A. Qonder 



ST. CHARLES 

BACHELOR HOTEL 

Unique Quarters For Gentlemen 
IN CLUB CENTER 

536 MASON ST. Bet. POST and SUTTER 




DATTERNS to 
be used for the 
new materials make 
delightful gowns that 
the woman who lives 
on her war income 
cannot resist, but can 
afford. All the 
McCall designs arc 
new and distinctive 



McCALL 
PATTERNS 

for August 
NOW ON SALE 



NEWMAN. MAGNIN CO. 
SAN FRANCISCO 



MARKS BROTHERS 
CALIFORNIA 



16 



San Francisco News Letter 



July 27, 1918 





LFlNfl NCIAU 




General Trade 
Conditions 



The spending power of the American 
people is very great, notwithstanding the 
increased cost of living. In some commu- 
nities retail trade has shown an unprece- 
dented increase, owing to the very large aggregate expenditures 
by the working classes. The farming states are also showing 
up well. In various sections there have been so many succes- 
sive price increases as to make it difficult for retailers to tell 
what to do in meeting market conditions. Business in general, 
however, is being conducted conservatively, although there are. 
as always, occasional weak spots. But the war excitement and 
the extraordinary changes that have come to certain basic in- 
dustries in consequence of the large war expenses have made 
business men cautious about the future. The foreign demand 
for American made goods is increasing. Various trade leaders 
at their annual conventions have urged conservative planning 
for the future. Weekly bank clearings have shown a note- 
worthy advance over last year, which is partly explained by 
the increase in commodity and other prices, but principally by 
Government financing. A recent compilation of average prices 
for thirty articles of food consumption showed an increase, as 
compared with a year ago, of 10.75 per cent. Business in gen- 
eral, however, has been pretty well adjusted to the unusual com- 
plications of the world war. There has been relatively little in- 
clination to overtrade, or to engage in speculative ventures. 



Industrial development here has been on a greater scale than 
even the people of Richmond themselves realized, for figures 
just compiled show that the pay roll of this city is now $9,400.- 
000 a year. The figures were compiled for local commercial 
organizations by Charles J. Crary. president of the First Na- 
tional Bank, who bases the total on the checks actually passing 
through the four banks of the city. 

This pay roll indicates an increase of $3,400,000 in the last 
three years. 



Building permits- issued in the principal cities during June 
totaled less than for June last year. The official figures of 144 
cities as received by the American Contractor. Chicago, aggre- 
gate for June, $45,345,543. as compared with $50,446,022 for 
May and with $62,747,015 for June. 1917. The decrease as 
compared with a year previous was, however, only 27 per cent, 
the smallest decrease since last September. Losses have now 
been continuous since February. 1917. The statistics above do 
not include Government construction work, which is now vast. 



The recently announced plan by which United States army 
and navy officers stationed in this district may establish check- 
ing accounts with Cox & Co., of London, payable in all parts 
of France and Italy, has been set in motion, and officers wish- 
ing to avail themselves of this service may inquire at the lead- 
ing local banks. 



"You must never be too proud to admit that you are wrong." 
"My friend." replied Senator Sorghum, "some of my suspicions 
are getting so serious that I only hope I'll have a chance to ad- 
mit I'm wrong." — Washington Star. 

City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surpeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and In- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-2H West- 
bank Bldg.. 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 3578. 

NOTARY PUBLIC. 
Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St., above Bush. San Fran- 
cisco. Cal. Phone Douglas 601. 

ATTORNEYS- AT- LAW. 
Samuel M. Shortrldge, Attorney-at-Law. Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Sutter 36. 



Mrs. Exe — "So you've got a new gown after all. I thought you 
said you couldn't afford one this fall." Mrs. Wye — "So did I; 
but my husband had a streak of luck recently. He broke his 
leg the next day after taking out an accident policy that pays 
$50 a week." — Boston Transcript. 



AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 



BANK OF 
NEW SOUTH WALES 



{ESTABLISHED 1817) 

$19,524,300.00 

- 14,375,000.00 

- 19,524,300.00 
$53.423.600.00 

$285,767,140.00 

J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

33 1 BRANCHES and AGENCIES In the Australian States. New Zealand. 
Fiji. Papua. (New Guinea), and London. The Bank traniacts every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 



Paid-up Capital 

Rosorve Fund 

Reserve Liability of 
Proprietor* 

Aggregate Assets 
30th Sept. 1U17 




Head Office: 
GEORGE STREET. SYDNEY. 



London Olli<-»- : 
2», T11READNEEDLE STREET. E. C. 2 



The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society 

SAVINGS COMMERCIAL 

526 California Street San Francisco, Cal. 

Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco 

MISSION BRANCH, Mission and 21st Streets. 

PARK-PRESIDIO DISTRICT BRANCH, Clement and 7th Avenue 

IIAIiHT STREET BRANCH, Halghl and Belv ire stn-.-ts. 

Jure 29th, 1918 

Assets ,<:.''.::. 7,626.20 

Deposits 

1 Contingent Funds 2.286.030.31 

Employees' Pension Fund 284,897.17 



OFFICERS. 

JOHN A. BUCK, President 

GEO. TOURNY, Vice-President and Manager 

A. H. i: SCHMIDT, Vlce-Pres. and Cashier 

E. T. KltrSIO.Vi, , -rr.-sidi-nt 

WILLIAM HERRMANN, Assistant Cashier 

A. II. MULLER, Secretary \VM. D. NBWHOUSE, Assistant Secretary 
GOODFKLLOW, BELLS, MOORE & ORRICK, General attorneys 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
.HillN A. BUCK A. II. It. SCHMIDT A. HAAS 

GEO, TOIRNY 1 N. WALTER K. X. VAN BEROEN 

B. T. KRUSE HUGH GOODFELLOW ROBERT DOLLAR 

THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 

HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO ESTABLISHED 1867 

SIR tOHUND WUIU. C. V. 0.. IL D.. ». t L. rrtsifeil Paid-up Capital $15,000,000 

SIR Ml km Gutral Uliittr Reserve Fund 1 3,500,000 

H. V I insis tastm Gtvcil liuttt Aggregate Resource 344,300,000 

London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 
New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 
Branches in all parts of Canada, Including Yukon Territory 
and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 
SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH— 450 CALIFORNIA STREET 
Bruce Heathcote. Manager 
A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 



The Anglo & London 
Paris National Bank 

of San Francisco 
THE BANK OF SERVICE 

Anglo service — actual service, meeting adequately and 
promptly every commercial banking requirement, is the 
foundation upon which the Anglo & London Paris Na- 
tional Bank has grown to its recognized place among the 
leading financial institutions of America. 

Resources Over One Hundred Million ^Dollars 



July 27. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



17 



INSURANCE 

President Levison has called the annual conference of the 
branch managers of both the Fireman's Fund and Home Fire 
and Marine, at San Francisco, this week. Those to assemble at 
the home office include John Marshall Jr.. manager Western 
department; A. K. Simpson, manager Eastern department; E. 

T. Gentry, manager Southern department. 

* * * 

Companies operating on the Pacific Coast are directing local 
agents to have attached to all policies issued to alien enemies 
a clause reciting that the entire policy shall become void in 
case the policy or any part thereof shall be for the benefit of 
an enemy or ally of an enemy unless such person or persons 
is licensed by the President of the United States to benefit 

from such a contract. 

* * * 

Colonel Paul M. Nippert, after a year's absence from busi- 
ness, has so far recovered from a nervous breakdown as to be 
able to resume his duties as president of the well-known brok- 
erage concern of Paul M. Nippert & Co. 

* * * 

P. F. Leayy, for a quarter of a century connected with the 
San Francisco general agency of the Northwestern Mutual 
Life, was killed this month as the result of an automobile ac- 
cident. At the time of his death he was considered one of the 
best producers in the office of Smith. Thomas & Thomas, and 
although in his sixty- fourth year was active and greatly at- 
tached to his calling. He at one time represented the Union 
Mutual as general agent in Washington and Oregon. He was 

a widower. 

* * * 

George Larrabee has been selected by Agency Supervisor 
Walter E. Webb, to succeed Leon B. Messier as general agent 
for the National, U. S. A., at San Francisco. His territory will 
include the northern half of California. Mr. Larrabee formerly 
represented the American National Assurance as general agent 

for Southern California, with headquarters at Los Angeles. 

• * * 

J. S. Armstrong, formerly secretary of the Southwestern 
Surety, has been appointed Pacific Coast manager for the Amer- 
ican Bonding & Casualty and will also take care of the com- 
pany's surety business in California on a general agency basis. 

• * * 

R. G. Ramsey has severed his connection with the inspection 

department of the Royal Indemnity's Pacific Coast department 

in order to join the navy. 

» * * 

H. M. Hinchman, general agent for the automobile depart- 
ment of the United States Lloyds, has recovered from a recent 

operation for appendicitis. 

» * * 

Toll Thompson has resigned as special agent in the North- 
west for the Niagara in order to go with the London & Lan- 
cashire as special agent in Oregon and Southern Washington. 

His headquarters will be at Portland. 

• • • 

A. N. Bushnell. who hails from Bisbee, Ariz., and who was 
formerly connected with the Pacific board at San Francisco, 
has been appointed special agent for the St. Paul Fire & Marine 
and other companies represented in the general agency office of 

Benjamin Goodwin. 

• • * 

The press of this State has recently been circularized with 
an article against health insurance submitted by "The Cali- 
fornia Society for the Study of Social Insurance," 1570 Grove 
street, San Francisco. The Social Insurance Commission has 
proof that this society was inspired by the publicity committee 
of the Christian Science church and that five out of the nine 
members are prominent Christian Scientists. WiJh the press 
bureau maintained under its own name by the Christian Sci- 
ence publicity committee to defeat the health insurance amend- 
ment we. of course, have no quarrel. But it is only fair that 
the editors of this State should know that the matter sent out 
by "The California Society for the Study of Social Insurance." 
1570 Grove Street. San Francisco,'' does not emanate from a 
public body making a disinterested study of the question of 
social insurance. 



The New 
Poodle Dog 

Hotel and Restaurant 

At Corner 

Polk and Post 

STREETS 

San Francisco 

Phone: 

Franklin 2960 




Just For Fun Try 

A REAL BOHEMIAN 50c DINNER 

With Beverage 

$1 flf) Saturday AT THE $1 nrt Saturday 

x,v -' w and Sunday FAMOUS v 1 '"" and Sunday 

BOLOGNA RESTAURANT 

240 Columbus Ave. Bigln, Proprietor San Francisco 

You Will Find this Place Like Home Dancing Every Night 6-1. 

PHONE SUTTER 8825 



J. B. Poo J. Bcrpoz C. Mailhcbuau C Lalannc L. Coutartl 

BERGEZ-FRANK'S 

Old POODLE-DOG Co. 

HOTEL AND RESTAURANT 
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EVERY EVENING 

415-421 BunFi St., San Frnncisro (Above Kearny) Exchange, Dough* .'III 



California Cafe PRIVATE D,N1NG 

^ClIllUIIllcl \-dlC ROOM FOR LADIES 

BAKERY AND LUNCH HOUSE 

45-47 Powell Street— No. 1. Phone Douglas 1834 

CALIFORNIA DAIRY LUNCH— 37 Powell Street 

1515 Fillmore Street— No. 2. Phone West 5845 

12 to 18 Sacramento Street— No.3. Phone Kearny 1848 

Oakland— 1122 Broadway— No. 4. Phone Oakland 1624 



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Life Classes 
Day and Night 



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Painting 



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Remember the House of 

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Twelve Studios in California 

41 Grant Avenue 

San Francisco, Cal. 



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July 27, 1918 




Mrs. Post — Dinah, is it raining? Colored Cook — No, 

ma'am! It has abdicated. — Town Topics. 

"This anecdote, as I say, is about Senator Flubdub. You 

know the senator?" "No, but I know the anecdote." — Louisville 
Courier-Journal. 

"What do you think! Smith's widow broke his will." 

"That's no news. She did it the first day she married him." — 
Baltimore American. 

"Actually, the story I brought home yesterday made my 

wife speechless." "Quick — tell it to me so I can repeat it to 
mine!" — New York Sun. 

"There's Hicks and his wife out on the floor. That 

woman's a brunette. I heard he married a blonde." "Oh, he 
did, but she dyed." — People's Home Journal. 

T ain't got no use." said Uncle Eben, "for one o" dese 

optimisses dat simply grins an' hopes foh de best while some- 
body else does all de work." — Washington Star. 

Janice: "Do you know, Horatio, dat every boy hez a 

chance ter be de President?" Horatio (thoughtfully) : "Well, 
I'll sell my chance for ten cents." — Sacred Heart Review. 

Erb— 'Ullo! What's up with old Bill? Alf— 'E found 

'arf a quid, an' when 'e'd spent it all treating 'is pals, 'e dis- 
covered it was 'is own money. — Cassell's Saturday Journal. 

"I see Newpop at the club often since his baby came. 

I thought he was anchored to a home life." "He was. but at 
the first squall he began to drag his anchor." — Boston Tran- 
script. 



Mandy — Rastus, you all knows dat you remind me of 

dem dere flyin' machines? Rastus — No, Mandy, how's dat? 
Mandy — Why, becays youse no good on earth. — Sun Dial. 

— ■ — Mother (to curate) — And do you really pray for your 
enemies? Ethel (overhearing) — I do mummy. Curate — And 
what do you say in your prayer, my child ? Ethel — I pray that 
they may be beaten. — Punch. 

Mrs. Flatbush — Does your husband believe in the pro- 
tection of our forests? Mrs. Bensonhurst — Does he? Why, 
say, if we ever had another war over here that would be the 
first place he'd make for. — New York Globe. 

He — "We'll have to give up our intended summer trip. 

My account at the bank is already overdrawn. She — "Oh, John, 
you are such a wretched financier. Why don't you keep your 
money in a bank that has plenty of money?" — Boston Tran- 
script. 

Daughter (weeping bitterly) : "Oh. do have pity, papa. 

and let Edward and me be happy." Papa (naturalist, furious- 
ly) : "What! You think of matrimony, when you don't even 
know how many vertebrae there are in the spinal column of a 
lizard!" 

"There goes another married man," said the girl at the 

candy-counter. "How do you know?" asked the cashier. "He 
used to buy a three-pound box of candy twice a week and now 
he buys a half a pound once a month." — Philadelphia Public 
Ledger. 

"What makes that hen of yours cackle so loudly?" in- 
quired Jenkins of his neighbor. "Why, they've just laid a 
corner-stone for the new workingmen's club across the road, and 
she's trying to make the neighbors think she did it." — Chicago 
Herald. 

Among the guests at a reception was a distinguished 

man of letters. He was grave and somewhat taciturn. One of 
the ladies present suggested to the hostess that he seemed 
to be out of place at such a party. "Yes," replied the hostess, 
with a bright smile, "you see, he can't talk anything but sense !" 



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July 27, 1918 



and California Advertiser 





SECT/ON 



Up Mt. Hamilton From the Wrong Side 

Winton Six Proves That There is More Than 
One Way to Reach the Lick Observatory 



It had always appeared to me as being 
strange that there was no open pass 
across the mountains between Mission 
San Jose and Pacheco. 

It was while discussing this subject re- 
cently that the opinion was offered by 
Skinner, the San Francisco branch man- 



BY R. R. l'HOMMEDIEU 

ager of the Winton Motor Car Company, 
that he believed, that such a road existed 
in the neighborhood of Mount Hamilton 
and that if I desired he would place a 
Winton car at my disposal to go out and 
see if such a road existed. 

Accepting the offer, one Sunday re- 



cently, we toured to the top of Mount 
Hamilton and while the lowland was de- 
lightfully bathed in sunshine, we found 
the observatory top clothed in a thick 
fog that prohibited our going any fur- 
ther, not knowing what was before us. 
The trip was postponed a couple of 




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Saying a Last Good-bye to Mount Hamilton. 



weeks, when we decided that instead 
of going to the top of Mount Hamilton 
we would proceed to Livermore, where 
it was said the road finally came out. 

During the two weeks' intermission 
between our first and second trip, we 
interviewed several of the old-time bi- 
cyclists, which, by the way, we have 
found in most cases profitable, for these 
early devotees of the wheel were the 
greatest pathfinders ever known in this 
State. 

All of those interviewed said that such 
a road existed but that it was impass- 
able for a motor car but that it might be 
traversed by a horse-drawn vehicle. 

That was enough for the Winton party 
as it was felt anywhere a horse could go, 
a Winton could travel with something to 
spare, if grades were encountered. 

Following out the idea of going in by 
way of Livermore. an early run was 
made to that city, where we expected 
to get information from a motorist who 
was well acquainted with that section. 



We did not find any. but were lucky in 
finding a Winton owner who thoroughly 
knew the road. 

He gave us splendid driving direc- 
tions, described what we would en- 
counter, but offered the disquieting infor- 
mation that he did not believe that we 
could get around some of the hair-pin 
turns high up on the easterly side of 
Mount Hamilton with a 142 wheel-inch 
base car. that being the length of the 
big six Winton we were using. 

It was a case of Missouri, and off we 
started, not with as much inward gaiety 
as we would have had if we had not 
heard his disclosing remarks. 

Turning to the right of the main street 
of Livermore at the bank, we followed 
this road for 2V2 miles to where the first 
road to the right turns at a low hedge. 

Following this for four miles we en- 
tered the Arroyo Mocho and followed it 
to where the road forks, we took the 
right fork as the left fork goes to Men- 
denhall Springs. 



About three miles further on we passed 
the Mud Springs, having climbed 600 
feet from the fork of the road, we were 
at this point 1,412 feet above sea level. 

The Arroyo Mocho, which we followed, 
is between the Crane and the Cedar 
Mountain ridges, the highest peak in the 
former being 2,950 feet, while Cedar 
Mountain rises 3.670 feet. 

In motoring through the Arroyo Mocho, 
which seemed like a wilderness, we were 
surprised to see hovering on the top of 
some tall eucalyptus trees, three buz- 
zards, the large species of the hawk fam- 
ily. I, one of the party lately from the 
east, thought they were eagles. Upon 
hearing the sound of the motor car they 
flew away. It was a weird sight to be- 
hold these three large birds flying ovei 
the mountain tops and sort of gave one 
the shivers. We seemed far away from 
everything as we motored into this wild- 
erness of the mountains. 

While the day had been exceedingly 
pleasant as regards climatic conditions 
up to the time that we left Livermore. it 
soon became depressingly hot as we en- 
tered the Arroyo Mocho. and this con- 
dition prevailed until we reached the top 
of Mount Hamilton. 

After leaving Mud Springs we climbed 
up to a 1.930-foot elevation opposite 
Cedar Mountain and held to that height 
past the half-way house until we were 
34 miles out of Livermore. All this 
time we had been traveling over the roads 
used by the trucks of the Magnesite 
Mines that are higher up the mountains. 

We came near losing the road at this 
point and had it not been for a truck 
that passed close to this point, coming 
up while we were meditating over what 
looked like an almost unused by-road, 
we might have gone miles further up 
the mountain in the wrong direction. The 
only thing that stopped us at this point 
was the fact that the main road looked 
as if it were going through private prop- 
erty, as a gate had to be opened to fol- 
low it. 

This being known to be an old road, 
which in the early days saw considerable 
travel, it was felt that it would not be 
gated in any place. 

We took the right-hand road that 
showed nothing but wheeled tracks, 
crossed through the waters of a little 
creek and a few hundred yards further 
on came to more extensive signs of 
travel. 

About noon we came into Black Bird 
Valley and under some wonderful oaks, 
spread out our luncheon outfit on the 
edge of a dried creek. 

Black Bird Valley nestles at the edge 



July 27. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



21 



of the Eylar Mountain, near what is 
known as Ingram Flat. 

After luncheon, on leaving Black Bird 
Valley, we entered what is known as 
the Burnt Hill, and once over the sum- 
mit of this range we dropped down to 
the bed of the Arroyo Bayo, passing to 
the north of Sugar Loaf Mountain until 
we came to a left-hand turn that took us 
over Seeboy Ridge. 

Then we dropped down to Isabel 
Creek, which runs at the foot of Mount 
Hamilton. 

In entering Isabel creek country we 
passed a mountain farm, with its graz- 
ing cattle and vegetable cultivation and 
came upon a party of three on horse- 
back, two men and a small boy of about 
nine years of age. Just to be congenial 
we saluted the youngster, who was the 
picture of health, all browned by the sun, 
mounted on the back of a beautiful horse 
which he had under perfect control. We 
challenged him to a race, and you should 
have seen him start; he actually ran 
away from us, taking a short cut he knew 
up the creek bed, galloping on in a great 
fashion, while we had to keep to the 
twisting roads. 

It was exciting, and when we arrived 
at the spot where the little fellow had 



stopped we gave him a loud hurrah and 
presented him with a package of gum, 
for which he very gentlemanly thanked 
us. 

We asked the youngster how far we 
were from Mount Hamilton; with ease 
he answered about six miles, so we start- 
ed again on our pilgrimage, the little fel- 
low watching us for a long time. Six 
miles seemed more like 60 miles, and 
it dawned on us that he had put more 
than a horse race over on us. 

Then began the climb up to the Ob- 
servatory, a climb that everyone of the 
party will long remember, for the burnt 
hills and all this section practically has 
no trees at all, a tall variety of sage- 
brush being the only bit of color to break 
the brown of the sun-baked mountains. 

If climbing the Mount Hamilton grade 
from San Jose is a sensation the drive 
up the easterly side is the acme of thrills. 
Up to the time we reached the base of 
Mount Hamilton we only found about 
three places where the Winton had to 
back around a turn and all of these only 
necessitated once going back a couple of 
feet. 

We felt that the Winton owner in 
Livermore could never have driven in 
the present big six model. From the 



Isabel creek it was almost like climbing 
up the side of a wall. In all of my ex- 
perience in mountain driving I have never 
seen such grades. In many places the 
big Winton had to drop back into second 
and twice into low; three times it had to 
back around the worst hair-pin turns we 
have ever seen and when almost to the 
Observatory we came onto a hair-pin turn 
that looked as if our journey was at an 
end. The road was cut around the point 
of the mountain out of solid rock that 
rose perpendicular above us. There was 
not twelve inches space between our 
wheel tracks and the outer edge. There 
was no chance to dig away the inner 
edge or ride it and Superintendent Mc- 
Donald of the Winton branch, the old 
racing driver, who was at the wheel, 
creeped up to the turn and tried to put 
the car around. There was not more 
than an inch between the hub cap and 
the mountain, while the outside front 
wheel was within three inches of the 
edge. Luckily, this was the extreme arc 
of the circle, and as we moved forward 
inch by inch, the front wheels came back 
to the road, while the rear hub caps just 
cleared. 

While at times we were holding our 
breath on these turns, wondering if we 




One of the Beautiful Live Oaks to be Found in Black Bird Valley. 



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July 27, 1918 




The Wlnton Entering the Arroyo Mocho. 



would ever reach the top. yet there were 
occasions when we could relax and ad- 
mire the wild surrounding country. 

The motorist who is looking for sen- 
sations and who tires of the boulevard 
roads, of the beaten paths, will find him- 



self more than repaid by climbing Mount 
Hamilton from the east. Our advice is 
that the drive is taken from Livermore, 
as the grades down Mount Hamilton are 
too steep and too bad to be descended. 
It is safer to climb it than to go down. 



Of Interest to Motorists 



The use of split rivets instead of the 
solid type, makes the operation of relin- 
ing the brakes very much simpler. The 
rivets are inserted so that the heads are 
against the metal bands. The split end 
is opened out and sinks into the lining. 
A round steel bar inserted in the jaws of 
the vise makes an ideal tool for spreading 
the split rivets in place. 
S S S 

When the crankshaft, on being turned 
over, shows a steady but unusual resist- 
ance, it very probably means that there 
is a deposit of gummy substance under 
the piston rings, and this should be re- 
moved. An ounce or two of kerosene, in- 
jected into the cylinders through the 
spark plug opening, after which the en- 



gine is run with the ignition wire to the 
particular cylinder under treatment dis- 
connected, will loosen the gum and per- 
mit its ejection. 

Sf S S 
Wrap a piece of one-inch rope several 
times around the clincher rim. filling it 
and sticking out above the surface. Then 
wrap a piece of half-inch rope around 
the rim crosswise and between each two 
spokes. 

«• S S 

In drilling a hole through a bolt, so 
as to make it possible to use a cotter pin. 
it frequently happens that the threads are 
injured, so that it is difficult to put the 
rut on. This may be obviated by first run- 
ning the nut well up to the bolt and then 



drilling the hole for the cotter pin. After 
the hole is made back the nut off and in 
passing over the place operated on, the 
nut will restore the thread. 

S S S 
Always inflate tires with air. never 
using gas. Carbonic gas will pass through 
rubber thirteen times more quickly than 
will air. In addition to the slight en- 
largement of a new tire, after being in 
use for a few days, a further natural de- 
crease of pressure will follow, due to 
the escape of oxygen in the confined air. 
This loss should be made up by the in- 
jection of more air. As this is done the 
percentage of nitrogen will be gradually 
increased and the liability of slow defla- 
tion will decrease in proportion. 

J S 8 
The top should never be folded when 
damp or wet, but should be kept open un- 
til thoroughly dry. Gasoline should not 
be used for removing spots, as many tops 
have rubber in their composition and the 
oily substance tends to disintegrate it. 
Good castile soap and water are best for 
removing stains. Rub the lather in with 
a stiff brush and wash with clean water. 
Chloroform is often used for removing 
stains. 

S S S 

Governor Whitman has signed the Sage 
bill appropriating $1,000,000 to maintain 
the highways between Buffalo and New 
York City, over which the United States 
army trucks travel. The bill specifically 
provides that the thirty-two mile stretch 
of the Middle Island road, extending from 
the Smithtown branch to Riverhead and 
Camp Upton, shall be improved immedi- 
ately. Of the sum appropriated. $75,000 
is to be utilized in strengthening bridges 
and $50,000 for keeping the highways 
clear of snow next winter. 
St o S 

As in most other things, there is a cor- 
rect and an incorrect way of filling a 
grease gun, and unless the job is prop- 
erly done, a pretty sad mess results. Re- 
move the nozzle of the gun and then push 
the piston down as you feed the grease 
in with a wooden paddle of some kind. 
If the piston works hard, pull it down an 
inch, fill the space with grease and pull 
the piston down again, repeating until the 
gun is filled. The suction of the piston 
will draw the grease down so that the 
vacant space can be filled without diffi- 
culty. 

In applying wire to terminals, the cor- 
rect way to perform the operation is to 
twist the bare end of the wire around the 
terminal in the same direction that the 
hands of a clock move. This is because 
the screw thread is righthanded. and the 
tendency in tightening the nut will be 



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and California Advertiser 



23 



to twist the wire tighter even than it was. 
If the wire is twisted the other way, the 
nut tends to untwist it, making its hold 
uncertain. 

ST ■$ s 

In brazing brass, copper, wrought iron 
and steel, clean the metal thoroughly by 
scraping or filing. Be sure to fit the edges 
closely together. If great strength is re- 
quired lap the edges over each othei 
about a quarter of an inch. A good plan 
is to rivet the edges together to hold them 
in place. Place brazing material along 
the joint. Take finely powdered borax, 
wet it with water and place a little along 
the seam. Put the article over a charcoal 
fire, joint down. 

0" o" o" 

Steel which has become rusty can be 
cleaned by brushing it with a paste com- 
posed as follows : Half an ounce of cas- 
tile soap, an ounce of whiting and water 
sufficient to form the paste. The steel 
should be washed after the paste has 
been applied in a solution of half an 
ounce of cyanide of potassium in two 
ounces of water. On the other hand, rust 
may be prevented on steel parts by ap- 
plying the following mixture with a 
brush, just as if it were varnish : One 
part caoutchouc, sixteen parts turpentine. 
These ingredients must be dissolved in 
a gentle heat and then eight parts of 
boiled oil should be added. The whole 
is now mixed by bringing them to boil- 
ing heat. This material may be removed 
by the use of turpentine. 
t X V 

If you starve your battery by using it 
constantly in an undercharged condition, 
or overheat it by continuous overcharg- 
ing without giving it an occasional drink 
of pure distilled water, do you place re- 
sponsibility where it belongs? 

Remember that a storage battery will 
struggle to do its work even though ne- 
glected and abused, until the last breath 
of life is gone. When it quits, it may 
quit suddenly — and that usually means 
an expensive repair bill. 

Why not play safe and call regularly 
on Earl P. Cooper, Prest-O-Lite distrib- 
utor. 28 Oak street, Van Ness at Market? 
5 S S 

There are many garages in town and 
the motorist is often in a quandary as to 
where to go. especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you 
the quality of service of Dow & Green, 
in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and 
Geary. Here your car will receive some- 
thing more than the "once over."' and the 
prices are moderate. 

o- o- 5 

Clean universal points and pack with 
graphite. 



The Army's Tire and Wheel Problems Abroad 



Examined through war spectacles, the 
tire and wheel problems of the American 
army abroad become many and diversi- 
fied. Europe has customs and standards 
decidedly its own and it has blended ev- 
erything in the way of automobile manu- 
facture and road construction to suit those 
tastes and patterns — all quite different 
from American forms. 

Therefore, says the B. F. Goodrich 
Rubber Company, a comparison of con- 
ditions, of problems and of types affords 
interesting consumption at this time when 
American assistance has become so vital 
a factor in the world's war. 

Fundamentally drastic differences at- 
tribute themselves to philosophical and 
psychological elements. Autoists of Eu- 
rope constitute a "class" — that is, the 
European, no matter whether he can af- 
ford it, simply must have a chauffeur. 
He drives his own car rarely. The Amer- 
ican is just the opposite. He invariably 
drives his own car and all manufacture 
of cars and tires has been along lines 
aimed to give him untroubled service, 
comfort, convenience and easy repairs in 
case of accident. Noteworthy, then, is 
the sharp contrast in rims. The European 
uses the clincher type to the total exclu- 
sion of the straight-side ; the American 
favors the latter type. If the American 
gets a puncture, he yanks off the tire, 
puts on another, pumps it up and is off 
again. 

Not so with the European. He carries 
a spare wheel with tire inflated and af- 
fixed. If he gets a puncture, the chauf- 
feur removes the wheel, applies the spare 
wheel and goes on. This is fine for the 
motorist but hard on the driver. When 
the chauffeur returns to the garage he 
must pass an hour or so prying off his 
clincher and making the necessary 
chance. The European, however, main- 
tains that the chauffeur enlists for work 
and not to loll at the steering wheel. 

This is simply one of the conditions 
the first Americans to cross found con- 
fronting them. Consequently they have 
gone ahead, independent of European 
methods and forms, bringing all their 
own wheel and tire equipment. 

But the fact can never be overlooked 
that in the event of a severe reverse of 
military fortunes an occasion might arise 
when we might want to draw on Euro- 
pean supplies. In consequence, the 
American army has been buying a good 
many clincher tires. 

Another item is the roads. European 
roads are par-excellence. They are vir- 
tually solid blocks of concrete and a sus- 
tained speed on them is such as has never 



been known in this country. It was with 
surprise that Americans found all allied 
motor cars on steel-studded tires. They 
stuck religiously to safety treads. 

The French smilingly admit the supe- 
riority of the safety tread for American 
roads — and the steel-studded for French 
roads. In Northern France the winters 
are damp and wet. The roads become 
grease-coated and steel-studded tires are 
not only desirable but absolutely essen- 
tial. 

The American is going to use chains. 
The French will use chains only when it 
snows. Frankly they don't like chains. 
They say they cut the roads — and the 
British won't allow them at all. Besides, 
the hard, unyielding surface of the roads 
wears out chains much more rapidly than 
in this country. 

Another astonishing thing to Ameri- 
cans is the wide usage of dual pneumatics. 
Such usage is possible in Europe because 
Europe is so far ahead of us in road con- 
struction. Here stones would wedge 
themselves between the tires and muti- 
late the side walls. In Europe one never 
sees stones on a road. The European 
prefers dual pneumatics to the large 
single pneumatic because he has a de- 
cided aversion for many tire sizes. A 
five-inch section in front and a seven- 
inch section in back meets his require- 
ments nicely. 

The chief advantage of dual pneu- 
matics to the European is that if one 
blows out the automobile can still pro- 
ceed without attention to the damaged 
tire. So much does he hate delay that 
many of the heavy touring cars are 
mounted on dual pneumatics. 

The contention of the Goodrich Com- 
pany that truck tires of the pressed-on 
type are more adaptable to rough going 
and also more economical, in that they 
conserve gasoline by relieving the truck 
of weight, has been completely bore out 
on the war front. American officers at 
first were loyal to the demountable type, 
after this pattern had been in usage for 
some time they were eager to adopt the 
pressed-on type, universal in Europe. 
They found that many of the bolts rusted 
and as powerful a press was necessary to 
take them off as was required to put on 
the fixed type. 

o- o- o- 

Joy Rider (stopped by rural con- 
stable) — Haven't we got any rights left 
in this country? Doesn't the constitution 
guarantee us life, liberty and the pursuit 
of happiness ? Constable — It don't guar- 
antee no man the pursuit of happiness at 
ninety miles an hour. 



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Edward A. Cassidy Company Becomes Sales Depart- 
ment of the Eccolene Company 



The Eccolene Company of Detroit an- 
nounces that arrangements have been 
concluded whereby the Edward A. Cas- 
sidy Company will act as their sales de- 
partment hereafter, having entire charge 
of the selling and advertising of Eccolene 
throughout the world. 

Eccolene is the product which has 
startled some of our most prominent auto- 
mobile engineers by the marvelous re- 
sults it has given under every test it has 
been put to when used in treating the 
present-day gasoline. It has proven con- 
clusively to practically eliminate carbon 
deposit entirely — a better performing mo- 
tor, and a decided increase in mileage 
per gallon of gas, and it unquestionably is 
one of the greatest discoveries given by 
science to the automobile up to the pres- 
ent time. 

Eccolene is a product compounded 
from seven oils and when added to gaso- 
line in a proportion of one to two ounces 
to five gallons of gasoline, according to 
the size of the motor, by chemical action 
it breaks up the gasoline coming through 
the carburetor and so transforms it that 
almost every atom will be burned. The 
result is practically perfect combustion; 
there is no waste or residue. Maximum 
efficiency is obtained from every ounce 
of gasoline used, and the motor perform- 
ance shows almost immediate improve- 
ment. 

Eccolene is positively non- volatile ; it 
is in itself non-explosive and in no way 
compares to ether or picric acid. Ecco- 
lene simply acts as a vitalizer in the 
gasoline by making it completely com- 
bustible, and it is absolutely non-injuri- 
ous to any motor. 

The Cassidy Company state that they 
put Eccolene to exhaustive tests before 
entering into their present arrangements 
with the manufacturers. It is stated that 
Ralph De Palma, the speed king, used 
Eccolene treated gasoline in Memorial 
day race which he won at Sheepshead 
Bay, New York, as well as at the recent 
Cincinnati race, which he won. 

The Eccolene Company are to be con- 
gratulated upon securing for their sales 
department the Edward A. Cassidy Com- 
pany, who are one of the most promi- 
nent selling organizations in the automo- 
tive equipment field. 

The Cassidy Company now acts as the 



sales department for some of the largest 
manufacturers of equipment, which in- 
clude the Corning Glass works. Rajah 
Spark Plug Co., the G. Piel Company, 
West Side Foundry Company and F. W. 
Mann Company. 

Eccolene will be marketed under the 
standard sales policy of the Cassidy Com- 
pany, which means that it will be sold 
exclusively through the jobbing trade to 
the dealer, and dealer to consumer. 

There is now in preparation an exten- 
sive advertising campaign, national in 
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extent of the play. Very often too much 
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-Kitchen economies all end in the soup. 

-The new evidence of a German-Irish plot is an old, old 



story. 



Hearts of the world and leaders of Democracy — the 

Allies. 

Let the man down easy who is hard up these days of 

holding on. 

Hindenburg is the lucky boy. The kaiser can't make 

him the goat any longer. 

The new postal war zone seems to be the biggest mis- 
fit in a long and lingering misfit. 

When Johnny comes marching home victorious there'll 

be a great time in the U. S. A. 

Bumper wheat crops bumps the plans of the kaiser and 

this year he's getting an unusual bump. 

Thirteen lawyers are contesting over a local probate 

case — an unlucky number for the litigants. 

The girl who has gone through three engagements is 

thoroughly prepared to take her place as a captain of industry. 

It is unpatriotic to eat Hamburger steak with Vienna 

rolls in a Turkish bath unless you follow all of Hoover's rules. 

Where, oh, where is that German U-boat that was to 

bring peace to Hunland and fatten her world-wide aspirations? 

Terrorism rules in Finland, according to newspaper re- 
ports, which means that the avid Teuton is stirring up deviltry 
there. 

— Now comes a groan from the nation that the laundries, 
through rabid use of chemicals, are endangering our chance 
in the war. Help! China. 

Get over the old idea that the Allies have got to lick 

the kaiser — and not the German people; the latter are more 
kaiserish than the kaiser. 

The Huns are reported to be planning new attacks on 

Italy. Evidently they want to discover if they can get a bigger 
drubbing than at their last attempt. 

These are the days of hand to heart helpings ; this week 

in a local court a divorce case was adjourned so that another 
couple could be married in time to catch their honeymoon 
train. 



"Pay as you enter the game" is the slogan of the Gov- 
ernment to the profiteers expressed in taxation. The first little 
draw-down from them will be $1,690,000,000. 

Germany continues to sow its villainous propaganda in 

this country but the great harvest of the farmers this season 
is burying it so deep that the kaiser cannot hope for results. 

Peace is working on great projects as well as war in 

these vital days. Australia has built a railroad from east to 
west on her continent, .and the Cape to Cairo line has leaped 
big stretches. 

Reports are coming from the battlefront that the Ger- 
mans are now using linden, chestnut, maple, and sycamore 
leaves for tobacco. Does this mean they have invented a new 
tobacco gas? 

General March reports that over 200,000 men of the 

second million of the American army have been embarked on 
their way to the French front. It's a way we have in this 
country, kaiserling. 

Soft drink manufacturers, it is stated, will have to suffer 

approximately a cut of 25 per cent of their former require- 
ment in sugar. As usual glucose will be the life saver — and 
who'll know the difference? 

There's a new eaglet to irritate the plans of the kaiser. 

Eagle No. 1, the new Ford submarine chaser, has been 
launched and hundreds are to follow. The S. O. S. signal will 
be shortly showing over Hunland. 

It used to be rubber and copper the Germans were short 

of; now it is nerve, military science. After thirty years of 
a drive of preparedness they are being licked by green soldiers 
who learned the game as the war progressed. 

The hyphen in German-American and other kinds of 

hyphen Americans is becoming very unpopular in this country. 
Either a resident is American or he's a hyphen — and hyphen- 
ation is extremely unpopular these forthcoming years. 

The five lively local jurists who passed judgment on 

the beauty and figures of one hundred girls at the Moose out- 
ing at a swimming establishment across the bay this week 
have contracted a new phobia. After this they'll "let the other 
fellow judge." 

"Russia must have help" is the cry of Democracy. 

which means that Uncle Sam has got to dig up again. When 
Uncle Sam pauses a moment in the fighting, he digs up to 
help some other feller the kaiser has been walloping with 
brass knuckles. 

A crowd of anti-Americans have just been released from 

jail after serving ninety days for toasting the German kaiser. 
After a roasting in patriotism by their townspeople they should 
be shipped to Hunland. where the frosting is going to be re- 
markably fine this winter. 




EDITORIAL MENTION 




You can pray for it, you can strain for it, 
The Padlocks but peace will come only when the world 

On Germany is ready for it. And the world will not 

be ready for peace until the German 
military autocracy is crushed to death, and the world can make 
a lasting peace with a self-governed people. Many times we 
have heard that the present offensive is the German's last 
desperate effort, and if it fails they will be ready for peace. 
Possibly this is so. The Germans have been ready for peace 
ever since they struck their first blow in the war, and they 
want it now more persistently and eagerly than ever. They 
hunger for it, pray for it and crave for it now — on German 
terms. 

It is evident now that any one who believes that the war will 
end when the German offensive is stopped is going to be dis- 
appointed. The Germans will be glad to have the Allies be- 
lieve they are near exhaustion. They have spread this tale 
many times before to find that it pays unusually well. If they 
are again caught in a "nut-cracker" pinch as has been illus- 
trated the last few days in the Marne salient there will be no 
necessity of camouflaging their plans or their hopes. The 
drubbing Foch gave them there will be something to be re- 



adequate taxation and there were no channels for the organized 
distribution of Government bonds, which had to be purchased 
by the banks and paid for in specie. 

Today we have a taxation program which is expected to 
yield about half of the cost of the first year of our participa- 
tion in the war, and, as our expenditures increase, we are plan- 
ning to double our taxation. The third Liberty Loan, with its 
17,000.000 subscribers, affords ample evidence of our un- 
equalled market for Government bonds. In Civil War times 
our gold reserves were scattered among many independent 
State banks. Our present gold reserves, which consist of more 
than one-third of the world's total amount of gold coin and bul- 
lion, is concentrated in the Federal Reserve system which 
is generally recognized as one of the best and strongest bank 
systems in the world. 

Depleted reserves and large payments in specie by the banks 
of the Civil War led to a general suspension of specie pay- 
ment, which resulted in currency, inflation to a large and 
dangerous degree. A repetition of such condition now is prac- 
tically impossible, and we need fear no serious inflation of 
our credit structure or unsafe inflation of currency. And finally, 
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membered as a mustard plaster to reduce their conceit and 
military glory as a fighting nation. Their conduct in this re- 
spect is absurd. Ridiculous! 

They opened the war after thirty years of preparation at a 
time when the other nations were practically unprepared. And 
yet. with all this preparedness and the shock of their huge 
army corps and their new monstrous cannon for reducing Bel- 
gium and Eastern France, they were unable to whip the hastily 
organized French-British army and reach Paris as their ob- 
jective point. How can they expect to win under present con- 
ditions? Not by military action by any means. Their design 
is plain. Having inoculated Russia with demoralization and 
turmoil and hooked all the smaller Baltic nations to her waist 
strings, Germany is more than ready to settle down now at 
the peace conference table and "swap with the Allies." Every 
present and future point connected with the war. the security 
of the Allies against another pan-German surprise of treach- 
ery, deceit and murder and a just restitution of the broken na- 
tions must be made. Prussia and Prussianism with its Hun 
aids, must be chained fast. Peace will come only when the 
world is ready for it. And the world will not be ready for 
it until the German military autocracy is crushed to death. 

3Sr 

If we contrast our present financial pol- 
icy with the conditions which existed 
during the Civil War with those of to- 
day, the soundness and strength of our 
present position are strikingly demonstrated. During the 
Civil War. it will be remembered, there was no provision for 



Pay as You 
Enter the War 



out in this brief survey of some of the factors governing our 
present financial policy, we are investing in sources of future 
revenue and reinforcing our existing sound, economic founda- 
tion. This Government has had the advantage of scrutinizing 
the methods of the European belligerents in floating their im- 
mense, loans and now in its turn, is able to prune many of the 
financial angles now that its turn has come. 

3B- 

California ought to take notes on the good 
Good Roads roads of France and what that country is 

In Peace doing to perfect and develop her new road 

system. Like France, California is a mecca 
for tourists and a very large percentage of them are represented 
in motor cars, this field is developing huge proportions and 
will increase greatly. This new idea has caught the eye of 
France because it has twice saved her in the present war. Had 
it not been for the radiating road system maintained by the 
Government there, the Germans would have won the battle 
of the Marne and reached Paris. The Germans had calculated 
on only three divisions of troops being sent out from Paris 
to stop the invasion. Instead, the excellent system of high- 
ways made it possible for five divisions to be sent to the 
front. Again shortly after the battle of Verdun started, the 
French railroad, which was to furnish many of the supplies 
to the troops, was destroyed. The French government, how- 
ever, had a macadam road thirty-two feet wide on which four 
lines of traffic, two in either direction, were maintained. Day 
and night. 14.000 motor trucks carried men and equipments. 
Traffic never stopped. When a hole was made in the road, 



August 3, 1918. 



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a man with a shovelful of rock slipped in between the lines 
of trucks and threw rock into the hole, then jumped aside to 
let the trucks roll the rock down. Then another man would 
follow his example, and so on till the hole was filled. Had the 
French depended on their railroad or on poor highways the 
Germans would have won the battle. 

In the peace days to come there will be great opportunities 
to win opportunities for developing roads on lines for trans- 
portation that have been so meaningful from a military point 
of view and which can be transformed for the purposes^ of 
peace on broad economic lines. In the life of a community. 
as here in California, there are small scattered interior towns 
that can be brought within the commercial circuit by the proper 
good roads. Good roads, if properly handled geographically 
and commercially, are an asset that too many silurians ne- 
glect. The community with good roads is the community that 
will deliver the goods when the necessity comes and win com- 
mercial success in the coming days of peace. 



TOWN CRIER 



FREMONT OLDER JOINS HEARSTS STAFF. 

Startling as was the information that Fremont Older, graft 
revealer, labor adherent, and Mooney advocate, was to sever 
his connections with the Bulletin and enter the employ of 
William Randolph Hearst, it was nothing as compared to 
the rumors of the reason why. The Bulletin is the product of 
Older's iron-willed determination, of his apparent firm belief 
and convictions in the principles of socialism and unionism. 
It was an evident child of his very mind. It was this and not 
his conversion to other convictions that prompted his joining 
the Hearst forces, according to the rumors. 

Recently R. A. Crothers, owner of the Bulletin, received a 
gentle hint from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 
that he would have to cease his present iron-bound defense of 
unionism and sacrifice Mooney et al. or sacrifice money et al. 
He then tried to tone Older down in his policy but with ill 
success. He recently, it is said, prepared a contract to replace 
the one that has just expired, which would limit Older's scope. 
At that time the latter was receiving a salary of thirteen 
thousand dollars a year and the Bulletin was paying three 
thousand dollars more for his apartments at the Fairmont Hotel. 
The contract, made through F. W. Kellogg for Hearst, calls 
for three hundred and thirty-five dollars a week, or slightly in 
excess of seventeen thousand dollars a year. 



BOLSHEVISM AND SOVIET GOVERNMENT IN RUSSIA. 

Once reorganized on a new basis, Russia will find her soul 
again. If she is unable to accomplish the work of reorganiza- 
tion by herself the Western Allies must help her in this salu- 
tary task. To be able to appreciate this opinion, the distinc- 
tion between the Soviets and Bolshevism must be constantly 
held in mind. The Bolsheviki are a factor of so-called "in- 
tellectuals"; the Soviets are organizations of the workmen's 
and peasants' masses. The Bolsheviki are political and social 
reformers of a collective character ; the Soviets are huge num- 
bers of Russian laborers in action. The Bolsheviki became 
the representatives and spokesmen of the Soviets only at the 
beginning of last November; the first Soviets sprang up as 
early as October, 1905, in the course of the first Russian revo- 
lution, and they became the most powerful factor in Russian 
life early in March. 1917, when Lenine was still in Switzer- 
land, and Trotzky was inhabiting a flat in the Bronx. The re- 
lation of the Bolsheviki to the Soviets is approximately the 
relation of a party machine in America to the bulk of the 
voters. 

If the Bolsheviki are in power it is not because they are 
superclever or inhumanly reckless or extraordinarily radical. 
but because the Soviets have accepted their program. Other 
factions have had better thinkers, more distinguished leaders, 
a more logical and sound program, more convincing arguments ; 
yet they have not succeeded in leading the workingmen and 
the peasants. The Soviets have ignored them. The masses 
have not given them their support. The masses have willed 
to follow the men who seem to them to express most fully their 
interests and wishes. 

— From "To Make Russia Fight." by Moissaye J. Olgin, in 
Asia magazine for June. 



State politics has hit the doldrums despite the insistent 

and persistent efforts of the eleven candidates to whirl their 
banners and gonfalons in the passing parade. So far Mayor 
Rolph has easily made the biggest showing. Even the dailies 
seemed to be handicapped in injecting life into their political 
columns. Ed Hamilton, the paragon and dean of political 
writers west of Cape Cod, early discovered that as the cam- 
paign was at its liveliest the time was most auspicious to 
slumber at the "springs" and let the world go round and round 
and round. Al Murphy is substituting for him and enjoying 
himself by writing obituaries — Al's usual vacation stunt. He 
enjoys it watching the other fellows throwing bricks at the 
candidates and listening to the complaints of "unfairness" de- 
veloping among those "mess-mates" who are already develop- 
ing corns on their tongues and icicles on their feet. The re- 
prieving of Mooney hasn't injured Governor Stephens' chances 
with labor but he'll be obliged to do a lot like reprieving be- 
fore labor will condescend to lead him by the nose. Heney 
is speeding up right along and will soon hit his gait. 

Something very, very heavy evidently hangs over the 

noblemen of Europe as is indicated in the rush they are mak- 
ing to dispose of their land possessions. Papers there of 
recent date show numbers of estates for sale, the most promi- 
nent being located in Austria and Great Britain. There's the 
same feeling in Germany but the kaiser has his "vons" penned 
there and they cannot get out. The sales in Austrian estates 
are notorious and it is significant that the high heads of the 
nobility and diplomacy there are heading the rush to "cash 
in." They see the writing, etc. The English barons were the 
first to sense what was coming, through organized labor, and 
in the very early days of the war they began to unload their 
British land holdings to reinvest in Canadian properties prin- 
cipally. A large slice of their ventures have been placed in 
this country, and an accommodating slice being in California 
and the Northwest. Most of them winced at the sacrifices 
they had to make in the sales and they damned the kaiser 
and the kaiserlings for making them pay through the nose 
for that dream of Teuton Mittle Europaphobia. 

Distress signals still hang over the spot near Goat 

Island where a craft loaded with whiskey was diverted by a 
thirsty shark this week. It's a tough tale, messmate, but the 
shark got most of the 'skee despite the desperate defense 
made by the lusty, husky, bloviating crew of two. Alas! for 
the life saving crew in their daring boat "Barbary Coast," they 
rammed into the game too late and their most desperate ef- 
forts ended only in the recovering of a score of empty bottles 
that had been opened by a resourceful and generous sword 
fish to regale a lot of smelt who sensed that the "wets" were 
at last opening up for the forthcoming campaign against the 
"drys." Booze worth $2,000,000 dollars is so mixed with the 
cool waters of the bay that any San Franciscan who cares 
to take a nip or a dip in these rich alcoholic waters can now 
plunge with impunity. As Hoover isn't on to our whiskified 
bay waters one may nip and dip extensively without Hoover- 
izing. 

The clubwomen of the city are righteously aroused over 

the attack on Miss Irene Perry, who was attacked recently by 
a scum ruffian in the early mornings hours while she was 
walking down to her work, accompanied by her father. Flag- 
rant cases of this kind we have had but this case is plus flag- 
rant and the further the case has advanced it increases in 
malodorousness. When it reached the police court the judge 
enthusiastically fined the rowdy culprit $100. and turned him 
loose. Another rotten instance of juggled justice so manifest 
that the clubwomen of the city should organize to recall the 
judge. Judges of his kind fatten too much on politics for the 
good of San Francisco. Such action as sanctioned by the 
court only leads to the breeding of such rowdies as attacked 
Miss Perry. 

High bombs on the war front and high balls in the back 

rooms of local cafes have knocked the local baseball league 
into a frazzle. The slogan from Washington, "Work or fight." 
has put a temporary wreath on baseball gates. 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 3, 1918 




Bohemian Grove Lures Men. 

The men who owe themselves a bit of a good time and a 
vacation are up at the Bohemian Grove, and the rest of them 
are at the front or are wearing their spurs in Washington to 
keep their feet from slipping from the mahogany desks — 
the result is that society is a large body of ladies, surrounded 
by more ladies, with scarcely a man on the horizon. 

The officers are being kept much more closely at Fremont 
than formerly so there is not even the military to give a 
masculine dash to affairs. There is much disappointment 
over this new order, for so many of the married people had 
taken houses at Palo Alto or the environs and now the order 
has come thit the men cannot sleep at home. However, the 
women who are tied up with houses are taking it in the 
sensible, bright spirit with which they are meeting all the 
ardors and anxieties of having men in the service. 

e © © 

Crocker An Absentee Host. 

Up at the Grove the largest party is the non-host party of 
Templeton Crocker. Several years ago young Crocker built 
one of the most convenient and beautiful camps in the Grove 
and reacting to his usual Oriental slant in such matters named 
it "Mandalay."' The year that he wrote the Chinese play 
for the jinks, "Mandalay" was filled with distinguished guests 
from all over the world who came to visit the Grove, some 
of them for the first time. 

Will Crocker. Charles B. Alexander of New York, Captain 

Purcell Jones of Santa Barbara, and a number of other friends 

and relatives are Absentee-Host Templeton Crocker's guests 

at Mandalay. 

© © (M 

Mrs. Crocker and Tennis- 

Mrs. Templeton Crocker, meanwhile is at Burlingame and 
is the prime spirit in the revival of tennis which has spread 
over that neck of the woods. Mrs. Crocker swings a de- 
termined racquet these days and the result is that others in 
her coterie have caught the fever and at least a dozen of 
the young matrons put in several hours a day in the tennis 
courts. Constance De Young Tobin and Vincent Whitney 
carried off the honors in the Red Cross tournament the other 
week-end. The revival of interest in the game is to culmi- 
nate in another tournament at the Burlingame Club before 
the summer has waned. 

© © © 

Mrs. Whitman and De Luxe Travel. 

Mrs. Malcolm Whitman will probably not be out here this 
summer, contrary to her usual custom of transporting her 
whole family to California at least once a year. The Walter 
Martins, who have her home here, having deferred building 
one of their own out of respect to the wishes of the Govern- 
ment, have assured her that it would be the simplest matter 
in the world for them to vacate and let her move in. So it 
was not the matter of the house which prevented their com- 
ing, but the general unsettled conditions of the war. It is 
no longer possible to travel de luxe in her own private car, 
which greatly simplified the matter of bringing the four 
Whitman children, as many nurses, and a niece or two out 
here. Under the new rules of traveling, with war transpor- 
tation taking precedence over all. it would not be such a con- 
venient matter. However, Mrs. Whitman writes that there 
is still a mere wisp of a chance that they will come out later. 
© © © 

Burton Harrison's Daughter in France- 
One of the Harrison girls, the daughter of the late Mary 
Crocker Harrison, is at school in France, where she went be- 
fore the war. and where she has remained, one of the few 
Americans who will be able in her anecdotage to tell the tale 
of how she did her French exercises with the boom of the 
big guns echoing through the air. The family decided that 



she was as safe there as crossing the ocean, so there she 
has stayed. 

© © © 

Hayne Divorce Predicted Here. 

The news that the Robin Haynes had agreed to disagree 
was not new to the readers of this column, where that fact 
was announced several months ago. In the set in which they 
move it has been no secret for the past two years that the 
rift in their lute had grown too wide to mend. However, 
there were inhibitions, religious and otherwise, about getting 
a divorce, and for a while it looked as though they would 
solve the matter by just separating. 
© © © 

Hayne Worked Hard for Commission. 

Young Hayne has made a desperate attempt to get into 
the service. He was a member of Mullalley's first cavalry 
regiment, where he rode with the swiftest, having great re- 
nown as a horseman and polo player. He then went into 
the first officers camp but failed to win his commission for 
a unique reason. He has vocal peculiarities, chief among 
which is a "squeak" in the high register and when he called 
"forward march" to his men, instead of the words booming 
impressively on the air, they twanged like the twisted strings 
of an ancient guitar and the men could not refrain from a 
smile. 

He did not get his commission and it was generally be- 
lieved that this was the reason. However, nothing daunted, 
he went east and entered an aviation school and is now out 
here in one of the western schools. The ground given for the 
suit which Mrs. Hayne has filed is "desertion." 
© © © 

"F. F. V." of the Peninsula. 

Mrs. Hayne is one of the stunning young matrons in the 
inner set of Blingum. having an hereditary right to the privi- 
leges of the peninsular where her family has lived in splendor 
since the days when tooling down the roads in a coach and 
seven proclaimed the coming of the gentry and the smell 
of gasoline was not in the air, and "Hunk o' Tin" had not 
made rattling over those roads a pastime for the bourgoisie 
as well as the gentry. 

The Haynes have one child, a little girl, who is the beauty 
of the kiddies' set. Mrs. Hayne has asked for her custody, 
granting the father the privilege of seeing her whenever he 
so desires. There is no longer any opposition to divorce on the 
part of the relatives of these mismated young people, for all 
their friends realize that reconciliation is impossible, their 
difficulties having spanned several years without any healing 
of the breach. 

S? © © 

Another Red Cross Benefit. 

Although the Red Cross benefit netted nearly $2,000 and 
gave every opportunity for that display of tireless energy 
and enthusiasm which characterizes the Burlingame set, prac- 
tically the same group of women have committed themselves 
to making a success of another benefit, this one to be staged 
in the Timothy Hopkins garden in Menlo Park on August 17. 
Elaborate arrangements are being made for the entertain- 
ment of the children and it is expected that there will be 
no peace in the grown-up contingent until every kiddie for 
miles about has been promised that she may attend the fete. 
There will be a Punch and Judy show, donkeys, ponies and 
goats to drive, and all the attractions that separate the most 
canny youngster and his dimes. There will be many attrac- 
tions that will likewise separate the oldsters from their change 
and the affair promises to be a great success. 

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Mrs. Cheever Cowdin Motor Truck Star. 

The money raised at the Burlingame Club benefit is enough 
to purchase a motor truck and insure its upkeep for a year. 
A number of young women are training to drive the truck, 
Mrs. Cyril Tobin, Mrs. J Frank Judge. Miss Emily Pope and 
Miss Sophie Beylard having signed up to report for this duty 
whenever called. Mrs. Cheever Cowdin is at present driving 
a truck every other day. but as she leaves shortly for Washing- 
ton, where her husband is stationed in war work, others will 
have to attain the degree of efficiency which she already 
possesses. 



Registrations at Hotel Plaza. 

Among the many guests that registered at the Hotel Plaza 
in the heart of the hotel district this week were the following : 
Mrs. M. L. Peters. Mrs. J. Smith, Oakland; Dr. and Mrs. F. 
K. Pomroy, Fresno ; E. M. Schwartz, T. M. Brennan, U. S. N. ; 
Mrs. A. S. Blake, San Francisco; C. C. Hood and son, Miss 
Rita Hood, Hughson, Cal.; Miss Edner Tyler, Ariba, Colo.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred McCarthy, San Jose; N. W. Leland and 
wife, city; R. S. Barton, Mare Island; Sgt. L. Klinke, Angel 
Island; Lt. L. L. Moir, Camp Fremont; D. R. Hinham, Trini- 
dad. Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. G. Gray, Los Angeles; Miss H. Kist- 
er, Richmond; Miss E. Ridder, Santa Rosa; Mrs. S. Hansen, 
Berkeley; Lydia Raffeto, Martinez; May McNamara, Wood- 
ville; Harrison Micham, Petaluma; Miss Theo. Ames, city; 
J. E. Sheldon and wife, Stockton; Miss E. Evans, Chico; Lt. 
Argyle Campbell, U. S. A., Presidio; Lt. W. A. Russell, 
Camp Lewis; M. and Mrs. F. Steson, Los Angeles; Mrs. 
Paula Read and child, Fresno; Clarence P. Dodge, Colorado 
Springs; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Aiken, Grace Clara Camp, 
Boston; Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Perkins, Visalia; Mr. N. E. Gallo- 
way, Healdsburg; F. Guittard and wife, city; A. H. Fisher, 
Toronto, Canada; Blaine W. Wilson, Milton A. Romney, Salt 
Lake City; J. G. Porter and wife, Fresno; H. Roberts and 
wife, San Francisco; Mrs. O. C. Perry, Oroville; Douglas 
Bronston, Camp Fremont; Mrs. C. Roddy, son, Temple, Tex.; 
Lillian B. Doby, Los Angeles; Edna Jane Miller, Charlotte 
Smigilow, Denver; Mrs. L. Stocking, Agnew; Mr. and Mrs. 
W. D. Van Bergen, Kansas City; Mrs. L. Wetmore, Mrs. C. 
Crow, Stockton; Mrs. E. Dalton, Sacramento; Paul P. Rugg, 
Newark City ; Dr. J. J. Beattie, Santa Clara ; Hester V. Leech, 
Sacramento; Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Lindley, Alameda; Mrs. A. 
MacPhee and son, San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Scott, 
San Mateo; Miss Maude K. Hanley, City; Mrs. Warren F. 
Edwards, Milwaukee; Miss Chenard, City; Dorothy Peterson, 
Sacramento; Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Holton, City; Mr. and Mrs. 
Guy W. Camp Jr., Napa; W. J. Lawless and wife, Los An- 
geles; Mrs. W. Smith, City; Franklyn De Haven, Camp 
Lewis. 



DR. AURELIA H. REINHARDT TO LECTURE. 

Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, president of Mills College, 
will lecture in the Paul Elder gallery on Saturday, August 10, 
at 2:30 o'clock on "American Poets and the War.' Dr. Rine- 
hardt will discuss the work of Alan Seeger, Henry Van Dyke, 
Untermeyer and other Americans. There will be no admis- 
sion charge. 

Speakers to appear on subsequent Saturdays are Sadakichi 
Hartmann, on "Some Great Books of the War"; Comtesse 
Madeleine de Bryas on "Experiences in Devastated France"; 
George Douglas on "American Women Writers in the War"; 
and Charles A. Murdock on "San Francisco in the Sixties." 

GET WHIFF OF COUNTRY AIR AND AN OUTING. 

Now is the time for the busy business or professional 
man, who has not been able to catch a whiff of good country 
air and a little relaxation, to take at least a comfortable out- 
ing and still be in daily touch with his office. The well known 
Alta Mira establishment at Sausalito. with its surrounding 
beauties of nature and healthful situation, only 35 minutes 
from San Francisco, offers an ideal location Boating, bath- 
ing, fishing, tennis, dancing, riding and the best of rural hik- 
ing. Single rooms. $12.50 and up per week; daily. $3. 

"Auntie!" "Yes, child?'' "What's a diamond jubilee?" 

"What a girl starts when she gets one." — Kansas City Journal. 



PASSING OF THE OLD CLIFF HOUSE. 

San Francisco lost its most historical landmark, in the old 
building on Sacramento street that housed the famous Vigi- 
lants' Committee of 1856 and now, through the war, the city 
faces the hasty closing of another of her notable landmarks, 
the Cliff House, a site that was famous when the early eoc- 
plorating parties from Mexico reached this peninsula and 
built its Presidio on the present location. 

Under the class of a saloon the Cliff House, being within 
the three-mile limit of the Fort Miley army reservation, the 
management was compelled by the War Department to stop 
the sale of liquor. This does not mean the full closing of 
the establishment; it simply means that the saloon depart- 
ment up-stairs will be closed and the management will move 
down-stairs to furnish ordinary restaurant requirements, with 
all liquors barred. 

According to Manager Farley, the dean of good dinners 
and fine wines, the Cliff House site saw the first white men in 
1572, when Drake sailed past the Farralones and pitched his 
vessel for repairs in Drake's bay, on the Marin shore, and 
in sight of the spot where the Cliff House stands. 

"All men and women, great and small, who have ever been 
here, have spent many pleasant afternoons and nights watch- 
ing the different points of interest from this great entrance 
to California. Before the first Cliff House cafe and restau- 
rant was built there was a lighthouse here on this rock. The 
only lighthouse known to the entrance of the Golden Gate for 
a great number of years was the Cliff House lighthouse. 

"Nearly all the great people who have ever come to San 
Francisco have broken bread at the Cliff House. It is quite 
a task to recall them all. Mark Twain spent many pleasant 
hours here. Lord Kitchener let no day go by during his visit 
to San Francisco that he did not find time to visit the Cliff 
and to look through these very glasses. Only the other day 
we had dear Sarah here, bringing her African sea lion. Coming 
here was her diversion. 

"There was a strange breakfast given at the Cliff House a 
few weeks ago," Farley vouchsafed, after recalling the old 
deals of diplomacy and high finance that were concluded 
over glasses of bubbling golden wine in the old Cliff House 
in the days when "money grew on trees." Names of such 
early Californians as the Fairs, the Floods, the Mackeys, the 
Stanfords and a dozen more millionaires of the bonanza days 
were interwoven with tales of big mining and railroad deals. 



BUSINESS EFFICIENCY. 

At a meeting of a down-town commercial organization, this 
week, in reference to employees the subject developed re- 
garding the best ways of getting the required efficiency of 
employees as expressed in desired results. Many of the em- 
ployers present declared that the only way to handle that 
factor in a broad, general way was to trust to the employees 
united and loyal work. Other employers stated that 
they relied on team-work with heads of departments charged 
with the duty of getting as much efficiency as possible out 
of their several groups. By and large the assembled em- 
ployers acknowledged that a certain percentage of efficiency 
"leaked" or was lost by this system, but what percentage and 
how, they frankly did not know. 

When the discussion reached this impasse an employee, 
who had been curiously listening to the discussion, broke in 
and quietly said: "Hasn't it ever impressed any of you men 
to analyze the efficiency of the individual in your groups in- 
stead of the group as a unit. Personally. I have long discov- 
ered that such a system leads directly to success in solving 
this crucial problem." Build up the individual capacity on 
your roll of employees and you increase your mass by that 
percentage. Any safe and sound Commercial Business Col- 
lege will tell you this and will show you practically how it 
can be done efficiently and expeditiously. 



Judge (to the jury, who have retired several times 

without agreeing) — I understand that one juryman prevents 
your coming to a verdict. In my summing up I have clearly 
stated the law, and any juryman who obstinately sets his 
individual opinion against the remaining eleven is unfitted 
for his duties. The Solitary Objector — Please, mlud. I'm 
the only man who agrees with you — Passing Show. 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 3, 1918 



The Passing of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police 



"The Northwest Mounted" have gone to the front. Several 
squadrons of mounted troops made up from these riders of 
the Northern plains are now on the other side, or on their 
way, to make up for the losses sustained by the Canadian 
cavalry in Picardy. 

The Royal Northwest Mounted Police of Canada was their 
official title, and for half a century they have been famous 
for their exploits. Not long ago the mounted police trailed the 
murderers of two Catholic missionaries, and finally, after a 
two-year search among the Eskimos of the frozen North, 
brought them out of their icy fastnesses to face a Canadian 
trial. While on this little job these hardy "policemen" trav- 
eled 6.000 miles through snow and ice, by horse, boat, and 
dog-train, to bring the Eskimo criminals to justice. Another 
story of the caliber of the men who have gone to fight the 
Teuton hordes is told by a New York Tribune writer: 

"A strong force of United States cavalry were once es- 
corting to the Forty-ninth Parallel a band of some two hun- 
dred very dissatisfied Canadian Indians, who. fearing pun- 
ishment for some misdeeds, had skipt the international boun- 
dary and run amuck in the Northern States. After official 
correspondence between Washington and Ottawa, they had 
been rounded up, and were being returned to their own coun- 
try. The Indians were angry, and sufficiently restive to make 
their escort anxious to be rid of the job; and the understand- 
ing was that the captives would be met by another escort at 
the border. 

"When the border was reached, three uniformed men met 
them — a non-commissioned officer and two rankers. Some- 
what surprised, the officer in command of the cavalry asked, 
'Where's your escort?" 

" 'We're it. sir,' said the sergeant, tipping his hat. 

"'But where's the rest of you?' 

" 'He's washing the breakfast dishes.' 

"This story is old, but has the merit of being true. These 
four men were deemed by their superior, and proved them- 
selves to be, a sufficiently powerful escort. The magic lay 
in the fact that they wore the scarlet tunic of the Royal North- 
west Mounted Police. 

"The Royal Northwest Mounted Police of Canada has been 
one of the most remarkable forces of trained men in the 
world. It is scarcely necessary to say that, for their exploits 
are famous, but unfortunately, the past tense must now be 
employed. The Mounted Police have gone to war. After 
four years of disappointed hopes, during which they chafed 
as hounds in leash, the scarlet-coated 'riders of the plains,' 
as the people among whom they have worked for forty-five 
years affectionately call them, have been 'permitted' to go 
overseas." 

Here are the facts: Comprising about eight hundied offi- 
cers and men. the force, in addition to policing the compara- 
tively well settled provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, 
had jurisdiction over the Yukon and the sparsely populated 
Northwest territories. The total area patrolled amounted to 
nearly two million square miles, with a population of nine 
hundred thousand. In other words, there was one mounted 
policeman to every 2,400 square miles and to every 1.400 
people. Yet the land they policed was one of the best pol'ced 
and lawabiding sections of the world. Crime statistics were 
low. The "bad man." that ogre of those sections of the 
United States corresponding in longitude, characteristics and 
population to Western Canada, was unknown. The Indian, 
once the terror of the settler, was quiet and becoming civi- 
lized. 

Before he was accepted, a recruit was required to ride well. 
During his probation, he learned the entire management of 
horses, stable duties, and the groundwork of veterinary sci- 
ence. Among the things he had to learn because he had to 
know them were cooking, shooting, the criminal code, the 
Indian, customs, fisheries, railway, land, and other laws, fed- 
eral and provincial, court procedure, map-sketching, first aid. 
and traveling by compass, stars and watch. 

His daily round developed versatility. First and foremost 
he was a policeman — not a soldier, despite his military uni- 
form and discipline, but a member of the civil service. He 



patrolled the country, making a regular house-to-house visi- 
tation on the prairies between certain definite points. In a 
case of distress, he was responsible for carrying provisions 
or for taking quick measures to cope with disease. To the 
new settler he was a well-spring of invaluable information. 
He would have to organize the countryside to fight a prairie- 
fire if he encountered one. or to fight it himself if re-enforce- 
ments were unavailable. He might be put on the trail of a 
horsethief, or a cattle-rustler, escort criminals to trial, serve 
criminal processes, or handle lunatics. 

The mounted police were also called upon to furnish es- 
corts for government agents on a tour among the Indians; 
they did quarantine work for the agricultural department, 
rounded up sportsmen who violated the game laws, collected 
timber dues and guarded the timber, patrolled the border to 
prevent smuggling, protected the fisheries, and, by arrange- 
ment with the postoffice authorities, they carried the mail into 
the far north on dog-sledges. 

And for these services they were paid one dollar a day! 

The force was organized in 1873, and, consisting of 159 
men. was established at Fort Garry, since the city of Winni- 
peg. This number proving insufficient, a new division was 
raised and dispatched from Toronto in June, 1875, traveling 
by train to Fargo. N. D. — for there were no railways in Can- 
ada west of the Great Lakes in those days. From Fargo 
they made the rest of their journey on horseback, two hun- 
dred strong; and as a preliminary they made a circle through 
the west to look the ground over. 

It was an inspiring sight, that first ride of the Northwest 
Mounted Police. It symbolized what was then not so plati- 
tudinously called the historic westward march of civiliza- 
tion, for the Canadian West was in those days almost un- 
known, a kind of come-and-find-me land inhabited only by 
Indians, half-breeds, and a few degenerate white men. "Un- 
explored'' was written over most of it. Even so shrewd a 
judge as the great Disraeli, of England, characterized it as 
"illimitable wilderness." True, the Hudson's Bay Company 
was there, trading groceries and firearms with the Indians in 
exchange for furs, but that famous "Company of Merchant 
Adventurers of England." founded by Charles II., with a 
blanket charter in 1670. were ubiquitous. 

It is not difficult to understand that those who needed the 
law in that wild country were the ones who objected to its 
importation, and whisky-smuggling and whisky-selling to the 
Indians were among the first matters to demand the attention 
of the new force. In four years the administration of the 
mounted police was firmly established, and they had made 
friends of the Indians, for whom old Chief Crowfoot spoke 
when he announced at an Indian conference: 

"The police have protected us as the feathers of the bird 
protect it from the frosts of winter." 

The records of the force are full of instances of unexampled 
heroism, of "patrols" running into thousands of miles, of enor- 
mous distances traveled and periods of time consumed for 
the apprehension of criminals. Without selecting an invidious 
example mention can be made of the famous journey made by 
Constable Pedley, stationed at Fort Chippewyan. in the ex- 
treme northern end of Alberta. 

An evangelist striking into the Peace river country on mis- 
sionary work among the Indians and half-breeds was forced 
to winter in a very bleak, remote spot, with only a half-breed 
guide who did not understand English. The isolation drove him 
mad. Pedley was dispatched, found the missionary, and 
brought him to the post, then started with him to the nearest 
settlement for medical attention. They left Fort Chippewyan 
the second week in December, and traveled over the snow 
by dog-team for 500 miles. During the journey the temper- 
ature ranged from 20 to 50 degrees below zero. Their journey 
took them through a country infested by wolves; at one time 
the madman burst his bonds, and escaped. On another occa- 
sion they encountered a blizzard that lasted two days, the 
whole time of which they were lashed to a tree. They reached 
Fort Saskatchewan after almost a month on the road. The 
missionary was saved, but — and here was the tragic part — 
Constable Pedley himself lost his reason. 



August 3, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 




PL/E/ASUKD'S WAND 



"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




Great Show at the Orpheum This Week. 

Great is the Orpheum show this week, a crackerjack that 
rains delight, laughs and surprises in an excellent variety of 
gem vaudeville. The playlet, by Sir Hall Caine, with a rare- 
ly capable company headed by Derwent Caine, son of his 
famous father, is by far the biggest theme of its kind in de- 
velopment and action that has been produced in vaudeville. 
It thrilled the big audience and was given an ovation by 
countless curtain calls, capped by a spirited speech by young 
Caine, well worth hearing. He fought in the opening of the 
war in Belgium and knows what the rabid, heartless Huns 
did there, as is illustrated in the playlet. He is an actor of 
superlative character and held the tense situation with fine 
artistic judgment. 

Whoever picked Moran and Mack for two black crows was 
a happy coon snatcher. They are the types with mugs as se- 
rious and stolid as wooden Indians, but when they begin to 
chide each other in their heavy laden, serious balderdash the 
house simply rocks with huge delight. They have a method 
all their own, Moran himself shows less spirit than an Ethio- 
pean mummy, but every word that stumbles out of his drawl- 
ing mouth is from a gatling gun raining laughter. In con- 
trast is another extraordinary pair of comedians. Lew Madden 
and Gene Ford, in an original skit, "Monday Morning," that's 
pep from start to finish; 
it's another big laugh act 
artistically rounded off 
with some very clever, in- 
genious piano playing by 
Madden and capital sing- 
ing by Gene Ford. The 
"unusual" on the bill 
among the newcomers are 
the Yerxa Twins, Jean and 
Eileen, two tots who show 
extraordinary talent in 
dancing, singing and recit- 
ing. Their grace, serious- 
ness, cleverness and artful 
ways captured every wo- 
man in the house. 

The holdovers this week 
are particularly strong with 
that ingenious and re- 
sourceful, artistic and 
bountiful Marie Nordstrom 
who is the real cornucopia 
of good and varied things 
in vaudeville — the house 
never gets enough of her. 
"Camouflage" continues to 
hold audiences tensely as 
that original playlet de- 
velops its extraordinary 
action and lightning cli- 
max. 

That distinguished ten- 
or, Carl Jorn, late of the 
London Royal Opera, con- 
tinues his extraordinary 
success, to the joy of big 
audiences; Lowell Drew 
and Vesta Wallace shower 
"sizzy" fun and the Equille 
Brothers, equilibrists of 
extraordinary 
talents, round one of the 
most notable holdover 
lists in many long months. 
As usual, the war pictures 
are up to date with num- 
bers of thrills. Don't miss 




this program if you want to see an extraordinary big class 
show. 

* » * 

Columbia — Margaret Anglin and her original New York 
company, intact, will come to the Columbia theater on Mon- 
day night for a limited engagement in her greatest comedy 
success, "Billeted." Miss Anglin's last Columbia engagement 
was three years ago, since which time she has been active 
as a producing manager in New York and Chicago. She ac- 
quired her present vehicle a year ago, after the play attained 
a record of upwards of a year in London. Miss Anglin made 
the initial production of "Billeted" in Philadelphia at the 
Little theater, where it ran nearly two months. She began 
her New York season at the Playhouse in December and 
played continuously until Easter, when she transferred the 
comedy to Chicago, where it duplicated its success in the 
eastern cities. The comedy is the co-work of Miss F. Ten- 
nyson Jesse and Captain H. M. Harwood, now in the British 
service in France. Miss Jesse is a niece of the late Lord 
Alfred Tennyson. Her previous work was as a contributor 
to the English magazines. She is now in the British Red 
Cross service in France. While "Billeted" is described as a 
merry military love comedy, it positively is not a war play. 
It was written for laughter purposes only. The comedy is 

in three acts, and sparkles 
with brilliant epigram- 
matic speeches, is replete 
with humorous situations,, 
and is one of the plays 
which makes one the bet- 
ter for having spent an 
evening at the theater. 
Miss Anglin's company in- 
cludes Margaret Hoffman. 
Sally Williams, Roland 
Rushton, Langdon Bruce, 
Myra Burringto, Phyllis 
Birkett, Ralph Kemmet 
and Fred Eric. The stage 
settings were made from 
special designs by Living- 
ston Piatt, technical direct- 
or for Miss Anglin. and 
who designed the stage 
settings for Miss Anglin's 
Greek theater productions. 
The usual Wednesday and 
Saturday matinees will be 
given at the Columbia 
during Miss Anglin's en- 
gagement. There is al- 
ready a very widespread 
interest being manifested 
in the engagement, and a 
number of theater parties 
for the opening perform- 
ance on Monday night. 



Orpheum — Ralph Herz, 
famous musical comedy 
and vaudeville star, will 
make his reappearance at 
the Orpheum next week 
after an absence of more 
than four years. Like good 
wine. Mr. Herz needs no 
bush. He is in a class by 
himself and has never 
been successfully imitated. 
No star that has appeared 
at the Orpheum has made 
a greater or more favor- 



Ralph Herz Next Week at the Orpheum. 



8 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 3, 1918 



able impression than he has and his recital of "The Shooting 
of Dan Magrue" is one of the greatest triumphs in the history 
of vaudeville. 

Maryon Vadie, an American girl, whose wonderful dancing 
has won international approval, and Ota Gygi, violinist to the 
king of Spain, have united professionally and will present 
their repertoire of classical masterpieces. Gygi, who has been 
favorably compared to the wonderful Sarasate, was at the age 
of 22, a pupil of the great Joachim. Dooley and Nelson, whose 
extraordinary versatility has won for them the title of "The 
Boys Who Do Everything,'' will present six distinctly differ- 
ent styles of entertainment, among which are singing, dancing, 
rope spinning and jazz band playing. 

Valyda, the Creole Belle, is the possessor of a marvelous 
double voice which enables her to sing with equal excellence, 
a deep baritone and a mezzo soprano. The Brazilian Nuts is 
the title she gives her company. Moran and Mack, in their 
laughable duologue; Lew Madden and Gene Ford, in the re- 
hearsal skit, "Monday Morning;" the Yerxa Twins, in new 
songs and dances, and that splendid actor. Derwent Caine in 
Sir Hall Caine's thrilling and patriotic one-act play, "The Iron 
Hand," will also be included in the new bill, terminated with 
a new series of the Allied Nations' Official War Films. 



THE GERMAN PEACE DRIVE. 
De Beaufort to Show What It Means. 

In his lecture on German propaganda, to be delivered in 
the Palace Hotel ballroom Thursday evening, August 8, J. 
M. de Beaufort will show that peace propaganda is the great- 
est menace to a victory over Germany. While she knows to- 
day that she cannot beat us, she does believe she can obtain 
an inconclusive peace that would not mean defeat. 

De Beaufort is the author of "Behind the German Veil,"' 
now in its eighth edition, a soldier, formerly with the Belgian 
army, and a war correspondent, having successfully filled the 
delicate mission for the London Daily Telegraph, during which 
he spent four months in Germany and interviewed many of 
the most prominent men now in public life. He tells a most 
thrilling and convincing story. The subject of this lecture is 
"German Propaganda at Home and Abroad." 

On the five succeeding Thursday evenings, de Beaufort will 
give other lectures on his experiences in Germany and during 
thirty-two months in the war zone. The lectures are under the 
direction of Paul Elder. 





Margaret Anglin, 



in the merry military love comedy, 
Columbia Theater. 



•Billeted," at the 



The daughter of the Episcopal rector in a town near 

Boston asked her father the other day, "Father, why don't you 
take some other funny paper besides Life and the Christian 
Register?'' 



W. D. Fennlmore 




181 Pott Street 

ocno u- ' c» r San Francisco, Ca 
2508 Mission St. ) 

1221 Broadway Oakland, Cal. 



"Caltex" — The New 
Double Vision Lenses 

Made entirely from one piece 
of glass and so skillfully ground 
that they are not distinguishable 
from regular glasses. "Caltex" 
Onepiece Bifocals are the new- 
est and only type of double 
vision glasses which have over- 
come the many annoying de- 
fects found in the old style 
bifocals. Remember the name 
- "Caltex." 



Columbia Theatre 



The Leading Playhouse 
Geary and Mason Sts. 
Phone Franklin 1W 
Beginning MONDAY NIGHT AUGUST 6th 

MARGARET ANGLIN 
In tho Merry Military Love Comedy 

"BILLETED" 
Evenings 50 cents to $ii. Matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays 50e to $1.60 



Orph 



eum 



O'Farrell Street 



Between Stockton and Powell 
Phone Douglas 70 

MATINEE EVERY 



J. M. de Beaufort, author of "Behind the German Veil," to Lecture 
on "German Propaganda at Home and Abroad," on August 8. 



Week beginning THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON 
DAY. 

A GREAT VAUDEVILLE BILL 

RALPH HERZ One ol Musical Comedy's Favorite Stars: MARYON VADIE 
America's Peerless Danseuse and OTA QYGJ Violinist to the King of Spain: 
DOOLEY & NELSON Six Cylinder Comedians: VALYDA and Brazilian Nuts 
In Moments of Musical Comedy; MORAN & MACK Two Black Crows: LEW 
MADDEN 4 GENE FORD in "Monday Morning:" YERXA TWINS Songs 
and Dances: ALLIED NATIONS' OFFICIAL 1VJ1I FILMS: DERWENT HALL 
CAINE In Sir Hall Caine's One Act Play "THE IRON HAND." 
Evening Prices. 10c. 2. r >e, !>0c, 75c. $1.00. Matinee Prices (Except Saturdays. 
Sundays and Holidays) 10c. 2'»c, rrflc. 



August 3, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 




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SOCIAL 



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ENGAGEMENTS 

BECK-McC< >NNELL Tl ngagemenl of Miss Carmen Beck, ;i social 

favorite of Ban Mateo, and Lieutenant Prank HCurlburt McConnell 
of Salt Lake City, now stationed a| New York as a transport quar- 
termaster, was announced recently. 

Bl RGESS -McMILLAN— Mr. and Mrs. C. W, Burgess announce the 
engagement of their daughter, .Miss Anna L, Burgess, and Lieu- 
tenant Maxwell McMillan of the Coast Artillery, r. s. A. The mar- 
iage will take place on August 21. 

MULLEN -MURPHY — An engagement whl< h was announced in Los 
Angeles and which is of equal Interest to s'marl circles in San 
Francisco is that of Miss Catherine Mullen, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Edward F. Mullen of Los Angeles, and Daniel F, Murphy 
of this city. 

TURNER-SAVRE — An announcement which conies as a pleasant sur- 
prise among the younger set here is that of the engagement of 
Miss Pauline Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Turner 
of (Uameda, and Raymond Worth Sayre. 

W1MJAMS-GARROUTTE— The engagement of Miss Frances Foster 
Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Williams of Butte 
county, and Giles James Garvoutte is an announcement of interest 
to friends in the bay region. 

WEDDINGS 

CRANE-MONTGOMERY— Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Crane of Oakland have 
sen! out announcements of the marriage of their daughter. Miss 
Jean Elizabeth Crane, and Lieutenant James E. Montgomery, U. 
S. A., the ceremony having taken place in Reno last Saturday 
afternoon, 

ROSS-CLIFFORD— Of great interest in this city and in Piedmont is 
the announcement which comes from Manila of the marriage of 
Miss Madeleine Ross, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ross 
of Piedmont and Captain Charles Clifford. 

SOULE-CULBER— Mr. and Mrs. John F. Soule announce the mar- 
riage of their daughter, Dorothy Dix, to Mr. Irving South wick 
Culber. 

WILLS-PURINGTON— The marriage of Miss Theodora Wills and 
Charles R. Purington was solemnized at Car me] -by- the -Sea last 
Sunday. 

WILSON-PERRY— A wedding solemnized at St. Mark's Epl 

Church in Oakland Wednesday evening united Miss Joy Wilson, the 
daughter of Mrs. William A. Wilson of Berkeley and Pro] 
Warren Charles Ferry, a member of the faculty of the University 
of California. 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES. 

DEAN— Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Dean celebrated the fifty-fifth anni- 
versary of their wedding July 2!". 

LUNCHEONS. 

CROCKER — Mrs. William G. Irwin and Mrs. Templeton Crocker mo- 
tored up from their homes on the peninsula anil greeted a few 
of their friends at luncheon Monday at the St. Francis, 

cook— Tuesday was the luncheon given by Mrs, Harold Cook at her 
attractive home on Ruffian Hill a few close friends liavtnf 
bidden to share the pleasure of the oc< tsion, which was arranged 
in compliment to Miss Theodora Robblns, 

CRI ICKBR — Mrs. Charles Templeton Crocker enterti i a party r>f 

friends at luncheon Informally Sundaj at the Iiurllngame Country 
Club. 

FORD — An interesting group of women enjoyed the hospitality of Mrs. 
Virginia. Foul at the Bellevue Monday at the luncheon hour. Mrs 
Ford entertained in honor of Mrs. Charles Overton. 

HAMMERSMITH— Mrs, Alfred Hammersmith gave a lunchei 

for Mrs, Hunter Liggett at her homo in Menlo Tark. 
i iAWRBNCE — Mrs. Sidney Lawrence and her sister, Miss Betty Pun- 

steu. who is her house guest at her home In Palo AIM, enter! 

a number of their friends from town at luncheon Wednesday. 

MOSS Mrs. Samuel Moss of : i with a charming 

luncheon al the Franceses Club on Saturday. The affair was in 
hono] 01 ' ilph Herrold of Sacramento and Mis I; 

Scott, who have Ius1 ompleted i through the Oi 

VAN DUSEN Mrs George C Van Dusen has invited a nun 
ii on August 7 

WILSON Mrs Ru -i..stess ,»t a largo luncheon Friday 

:it her home In Burltngame. 

Winston Miss Louise Winston, the attractive i^»s Angeles girl who 
has beer passing ■> fortnight In penin- 

sula, was hostess at a charming lun< 

TEAS. 
Held Myers was hostess at an informal tea at the 
Palace Tuesday. Mrs, Thomas Jefferson Douglas, who fa visiting 
here from Los Angeles, was the guest »f honor <">f thi 
P&RRTN— Miss Juliet P afternoon at her 

home in Piedmont for Mis-- War- 

ren Perry on July 31. 

DINNERS. 
DONOHOB3 

set to be her 

affair will he held at the home of U M.nlo Tark. 



FAGAN— Lieutenant and Mrs. Paul Fagan entertained a number of 
their friends at dinner Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs 
Bertha Welch. 

GILLESPIE— Mrs. Albert E. Gillespie, who has recently moved into 
an attractive new home on Green street, asked a number of 
friends to dine at her home on Saturday evening. 

REYNOLDS— Captain and Mrs. Edward Reynolds entertained Lieuten- 
ant and Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner at dinner on Wednesday 
evening. 

TEVIS— Mr. and Mrs. William S. Tevis were hosts at dinner Sunday 
evening-, entertaining informally in compliment to T.ieutenant-Com- 
mander and Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner. 

TISDALE— Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Tisdale gave an informal dinner on 
Tuesday evening. 

"VINCENT— Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hill Vincent gave a dinner at their 
home in Burlingame Thursday evening. 

THEATER PARTY. 

HART— Mr. and Mrs. Benno Hart entertained informally Wednesday 

evening, having asked a group of friends to be their guests at a 

theater and supper party. 

ARRIVALS. 
ALEXANDER— Charles B. Alexander arrived from New York and is 

at the Bohemian Grove with his brother-in-law, William H. Crocker. 
BREMER— Mrs. Milton A. Bremer and Miss Helen Dean returned 

Monday morning to San Francisco, after a delightful sojourn at 

Pake Tahoe. 
F.ROWNETLL — Mrs Edward Erie Brownell and her children, who have 

been passing several weeks at Inverness, returned Thursday to 

their home on Broadway. 
COBB — Mrs. Mariedna Snell Cobb has returned to her home on Web- 
ster street after a delightful sojourn in Los Gains. 
HOOPER— Mrs. Joseph G. Hooper, with Miss Ursula Hooper and Thomas 

Hooper, returned this week to her residence on Gough street after 

a delightful sojourn in her bungalow at Carmel. 
JONKS— Captain Pursell Jones arrived from Santa Barbara on Monday 

and will be a guest at Charles Templeton Cro amp, Manda- 

lay, at the Bohemian Grove. 
LAWLOR— Judge and Mrs. William Lawlor have returned from the 

south and are at their apartments on California street. 
SHORT— Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Short who have been passing the 
^summer at Carmel with the hitter's parents. Mr. and Mrs. \\ 

Lee Hathaway, returned to their apartment on Jones street. 
TUBES— Mrs. William P. Tuhl.s and her daughter, Miss Emelie Tubbs, 

returned to their home on Jackson street Tuesday evening after 

completing a delightful visit in the southern part of the Si 
DEPARTURES. 
PATPPEY— Mrs. M. Balltey and her daughter, Miss Margaret Balllev, 

left Tuesday for Capltola, where they will remain as the guests 

of friends for the next fortnight. 
HATCH— Mrs. Alexander G. Hatch, wife of Lieutenant Hatch, U. S. N.. 

left for the East on Thursday, to be gone Indefinitely, 
HEWITT— Mr. and Mrs. Dlxwell Hewitt, who have passed the greater 

part of the summer at their residence on Broadway, have left for 

Feather River Inn. 
TAYLOR -Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor is in San Diego, where she 

has Joined her sister. Mrs l. who is In the south once 

more with her daughter, U 

INTIMATIONS. 
BBRT8CH- Mrs William Bertsch and her family have given up their 
quarters at the Presidio and are established In apartments at 
I In Ion and Rroderick streets 
BREEZE— Mrs. Thomas Breeze is enjoying a holiday at Wake Robin 

Inn in the Santa Cruz mountains. 
CASEY- Mr and Mrs, HaroM r children are enjoying 

tcattan in Rumboldl oounty. 
CAS9ERLT Mr. and Mis. John i: uid their daughter. Miss 

taken an apartment rt and 

nil1 ct week or ten days. 

GALLOIS Mrs John Gallols is In 

A visit with her many friend? who ,ir<- Cfao in the southeir 
for the summer. 
JACK1 has been pleased to hear that Mr. and Mrs. Daniel 

ing will return to San V in d reopen their 

nients at I 

Mr? Loulfl I^engfeM. whose wedding was an 
•unlay, have taken a bungalow at where 

f will remain Indefinitely. 

Mr and Mrs Hul enjoying an outing In the Feather 

River eoun? r i nn 

n.ioyinp a few d-- 
Inn. 
MORRIS d Mrs J... taken apart- 

ments at the Fairmont. » .k* their home for an 

indefinite period. 

ige is at the Feather I >fter passing 

. 
SMITH >-mes Franklin Smith are at the Feather River 

Tnn >'ks. 



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August 3, 1918 







August 3. 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



11 




12 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 3, 1918 



FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



At last we have some summer weather, and it is interesting 
to watch the transformation of Fifth Avenue. A week or so 
ago. coat suits and capes were the order of the day; now, they 
are laid aside in favor of cooler costumes. Ginghams and 
linens and organdies, calico and voile and crepe; bewildering 
in their endless variety of design and color. The Avenue is 
like an enormous flower garden, and the hats and knitting 
bags carry out the delusion delightfully. 

The simplest dresses are. as is always the case, the most 
desirable. One interesting little model that I saw the other 
day of fine striped voile had no trimming whatsoever, the 
stripes themselves being used as trimming. There was a 
yoke on the waist and also one. semi-fitted on the skirt, with 
the stripes running around. The collar and cuffs were cut 
on the bias, and the sleeves, the bottom part of the waist 
and the skirt had the stripes running up and down. The mate- 
rial was a deep purple and white stripe, and the soft crushed 
girdle was of matching purple satin. A wide organdie hat 
of white with a wreath of flat dull green leaves was worn 
with it. and the whole effect was perfectly charming. 

For Picnics and Other Festive Occasions. 

They are showing the most fascinating sets of "things" now; 
there is the wide brimmed shade hat with an interesting de- 








Reading Left to Right: Simple Dress of Gray Poplin. Sleeveless 
Sports Suit with Sheer Waist. 

sign worked in wool or with flat flowers appliqued around the 
crown; a deep bag, presumably for knitting, but far larger 
than those we have been accustomed to seeing which can 
hold a week-end wardrobe if necessary; a sports suit, con- 
sisting of a sleeveless coat with two skirts, one being camou- 
flaged in the bag; sports shoes with low heels; and a wide 
spreading parasol. With this set one feels able to set forth 
on a prolonged auto or camping trip. 

Youth Plus Simplicity Equals Charm. 

Illustrated here is a very attractive little frock that is just 
simple as it can be. It is cut all in one, with only two 
seams, those under the arms and down the skirt. The Quaker 
gray poplin of the dress is relieved by the white braiding, and 
white soutache braid binds the round collarless neck and lower 
edge of the sleeves. The dress buttons on each shoulder with 
large white pearl buttons, and the belt, with its rows of white 
braid, slips through slashes in the front, and fastens under. 
thus showing no fastening. The drop shoulder is one of the 
very newest of the Fall fashions. 



Hints of Autumn. 

Now that we have gotten Summer nicely started, we are 
turning our thoughts to Autumn and the necessary Fall ward- 
robe. Every now and then one sees on the street a velvet hat. 
The shops have been showing them for some time now, but 
perhaps because we have had such a cool summer, the de- 
votees of "something new" have not rushed the seasons as 
they are wont to do of old. Velvet coatees and slip-on jackets 
are quite popular, and some of the smartest sports skirts are 
of plaid wool. Felt hats are always good for sports wear. 
Thus it goes. We are eagerly watching for news of Fall 
fashions, even in the midst of Summer's heat. 

For Sports. 

The sports costume is a well recognized part of the ward- 
robe, for it fills so many needs and bridges the gap between 
morning and afternoon so nicely! Sometimes they are made 
of heavy silk. Rajah, tussah or some other silk especially de- 
signed for this type of garment. Sometimes the coat is of 
satin and the skirt of silk, satin, or cotton or wool. There is 
no limit to the variety of these styles. The one illustrated here 
is suitable for dressy afternoon wear. The sleeveless jacket 
and skirt are of French blue Rajah, the waist with its rows of 
cord around the neck and wrist is of white Georgette crepe 
and the long kimono collar is of oyster white Rajah. The 
skirt buttons down the front, and is rather narrow at the lower 
edge, following the mode. 



A lady litigant wished Lord Esher to try her case him- 
self. He had told her that it would be tried by a certain learned 
judge without a jury, adding. "He is a capital lawyer, you 
know, and will try it nicely." "Oh. yes, my Lord," she replied. 
"Lord Justice is all very well as to law; but my case really re- 
quires common sense!'— Law Times. 



SAN FRANCISCO'S NEWEST HOTEL 

HOTEL PLAZA 

The most centrally located tourist and fam- 
ily hotel in San Francisco, facing Union Square 
and at the corner of Post and Stockton streets. 

Special rates to permanent guests. Daily 
rates on the European plan, $1.50 per day and 
up. American plan, $3.50 per day and up. 

Write or call for descriptive booklet. Any 
information pertaining to San Francisco's 
charms will gladly be furnished upon request. 

HOTEL PLAZA 

THE HOUSE OFHARMONY 

Management oj C. A. Qonder 



HOTEL OAKLAND 

OAKLAND - - CALIFORNIA 

Among the Finest Hotels in the Slate 
Where Welcome and Service Await All 

AMERICAN AND W. C. JURGENS. 

EUROPEAN PLAN General Manager 



DR. BYRON W. HAINES 

DENTIST 

PYORRHEA A SPECIALTY 

Offices— 505-507- 323 Qeary Street 
PHONE DOUGLAS 2433 



August 3, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



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Sea-Serpent Season Opens With a Tale 
From Africa's Shores 



That old dear, the sea-serpent, has appeared again. Ethel- 
bert G. Fotheringay says so. and as he is not a German his 
word is entitled to respectful consideration. In fact, he was 
loath to tell the story, for he is hep to the merry ha-ha that 
usually greets sea-serpent tales. Of course, this is the open 
season, and they may be caught any time now off seacoast 
summer resorts. But this serpent chose the coast of Africa 
for his appearance — probably he was disturbed in his deep- 
sea lair by a prowling submarine, and took it on the run for 
the south. 

Mr. Fotheringay has been in Africa for two year gather- 
ing rhinoceros hides and ivory for a Chicago firm. He saw 
the serpent three months ago while on the way fvorr, Swakop- 
mund. formerly German Southwest Africa, to Cape Town, and 
this is the way he told the story in the New York Times. 

"I was on board the old African steamship Lum-Lum, which 
carried a Chinese crew with Dutch officers and was com- 
manded by Capt. Johann Van den Woof, one of the oldest 
skippers on the coast, a lifelong teetotaler, and a Baptist. 
There was only one other white passenger besides myself, 
Guy de Jolipas, the famous French gorilla-hunter, and about 
two hundred Hottentots and Kafirs. 

"It was a sweltering afternoon and the ship was about 150 
miles northwest of Cape Town. The temperature was 105 
in the shade, with a copper-colored sky and the sea like 
boiled oil. Guy, the gorilla-hunter, had just thrown a chatty 
at the head of Oolu, the Hottentot cabin boy, because he had 
brought him a bottle of beer without ice, when I heard a wild 
yell from the deck and saw the panic-stricken natives trying 
to get down the after-hatch. Looking over the port side, I 
saw the weirdest monster that one could possibly imagine, 
afloat or ashore. When I tell you calmly that the head of 
this animal, which I realized at once was the sea-serpent of 
the ancients, was as large as a good-sized pork-barrel, I do 
not exaggerate. I refer to the ordinary 200-pound barrel and 
not to the tierce of beef which is usually 350 pounds or more. 

"The sea-serpent's head was about eight feet above the sur- 
face of the sea and about three feet across in the widest part. 
Its face was covered with bristly spikes, which stuck out at 
angles, and the large, round eyes gazed curiously at the steam- 
ship in a reproachful manner, as if the noise of the propellor 
had disturbed its afternoon siesta. 

"The neck was not more than twelve inches in diameter 
and was partly hidden by dark, hard-looking barnacles. I 
could not say exactly how long the sea-serpent was. but judg- 
ing by the last ripple when it moved I think 150 feet would 
be about the mark. 

Captain Van der Woof was very much excited as he stood 
with his big telescope on the bridge examining the marine 
monster. "Gott fur dicker,' he shouted, 'this was the big sea- 
serpent the old Danish skipper Jensen reported three months 
ago at Cape Town, and the people said he was crazy." 

"The captain gave orders to the officer on watch to steam 
around the sea-serpent carefully and get as close as the ship 
could go without rushing into needless danger. Five times 
the Lum-Lum circumnavigated the sea-monster, which 
turned its massive head slowly, and regarded the vessel with 
a wistful look as if he wanted to speak to us and tell about 
his travels around the world. 

"No one had a camera on board, and the finest chance to 
snap the sea-serpent was lost. Guy. the hunter, had one when 
we left Swakopmund, but he broke it on Oolu's head two 
hours later and threw the debris over the side. He fired his 
express rifle at the monster several times, and the skipper 
peppered away from the bridge with an old Snider rifle, but 
the bullets glanced off its hide without having any percept- 
ible effect. 

"Finally the captain gave orders to resume the course, and 
the Lum-Lum steamed away for Cape Town. The last we 
saw of the sea-serpent astern was the great barrel-shaped 
head wagging slowly up and down, followed by a big com- 
motion in the water, and then he disappeared beneath the 
surface. Judging by the course taken, the serpent was going 
at an easy thirty-knot gait toward the Bight of Benin." 



REGISTRANTS AT HOTEL CLARK, LOS ANGELESs 

Among the many guests at the popular Hotel Clark, Los An- 
geles, from this vicinity last week were Fred E. Giebel, Lt. 
J. W. Sharpnack, A. J. Olson, H. R. Laist. Lester A. Blair, 
Mrs. Newbanner, Mrs. W. Gaude, Gordon L. Hewson, F. R. 
Stoller and family, C. M. Symonds, E. H. Klein, M. S. Cohn, 
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Bruhns, H. E. Perkins, Victor Ross, H. 
A. Jackson, R. M. McLean, Joseph Mayo, O. A. Stevens. H. 
G. Verrill, Mrs. F. Morgan, Mrs. H. Hallego, Miss Anita 
Hallego, A. J. Olson, J. Matthews, A. J. Gunnell, H. E. Orib- 
son, Chas. P. Rogers, Marguerite Rogers, Miss Marie Rogers, 
Miss Agnes Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Hickman, Gordon 
Hewson, Mrs. Newbauer, Mrs. W. Grande. Mrs. F. P. Estrade, 
Mrs. Joseph Garrido, E. H. Klein, Henry Reed, Mr. and Mrs. 
H. T. Haverside, Russell and Byron Haverside, Mr. and Mrs. 
E. H. Schumach, J. C. Madden, Mrs. M. A. Whittle, Jos Mayo, 
H. J. Mayo, G. W. Tuthill, L. H. Earle, J. A. Borland, Mr. 
and Mrs. R. H. Bruhns, Selma Sternberg, Mr. and Mrs. Bert 
N. Miller, H. J. Kossoy, J. Stern, J. C. Glasson, Mr. and Mrs. 
H. T. Haviside and children, H. S. Terry, Mrs. H. S. Wade, 
Miss Carroll Fillmore, Lt. A. Ganahl, T. E. Nerritt, Mr. and 
Mrs. F. L. Whitton. Win. D. McRae, Henry Adams, Mr. and 
Mrs. C. Hugo. A. M. Blumer, E. S. Luther, Jr., Allan Fallox, 
Mrs. W. C. Ambrose, Miss E. O'Connell, Louis Schallich, Mr. 
and Mrs. A. J. Brown, Miss G. E. Meloche, Miss Gerkin, B. 
Fest, Miss G. LeBuda, V. Prouty, of San Francisco; C. L. 
Abrams, J. L. Voeklen. Mrs. A. H. Glassock, Doris L. Cook, 
Mrs. Cook, Maude T. Pesante, Mrs. G. Scherck, Miss Henry, 
Miss Terry, Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Whitney, F. M. Silsler, J. A. 
Ewing, of Oakland, and Geo. P. Gray, C. M. Titus and Weston 
Logan, of Berkeley. 



THE NATIONS SEEKING NEW NATIONAL ANTHEMS. 

We Americans are not by any means the only people who 
are struggling with the problem how to evolve an anthem which 
shall be truly national and express the spirit of the time. 

While we all have accepted the "Star-Spangled Banner" 
and rise when it is played, and some of us try to sing it. and 
a few of us know the first verse, and while we also are ready 
to pay tribute to the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." largely 
on account of its fine sentiments and poetic character, and 
while we also rise and sing "America," realizing of course 
that it is English, and indeed also a German hymn, yet there 
is an underlying conviction that out of the stress and strain 
there should come something which should express the world 
struggle not only of liberty against autocracy, but of the spirit- 
uals against all that is base, brutal and grossly material. So 
far. while some very creditable anthems and songs have been 
produced in this country since the great world war began, 
nothing has come up sufficiently distinctive to be generally 
acclaimed as worthy of adoption as a national hymn, or which 
can justly take precedence of all that we have. 

Incidentally let me say that when such an anthem appears, 
it will not be sufficient to have it played by orchestras and 
bands. It will have to be adopted in the public schools before 
it will really take hold of the nation. 

However, we are not alone in our trouble in this respect. 
The Kaiser's hymn-makers have been hard at work, and it is 
reported on good authority that over three thousand efforts at 
a new German national anthem have been submitted and have 
been turned down. Last September, you know, the Kaiser said 
that "this great period in war ought to provide Germany with 
a new and ennobling national hymn."' So a committee was 
formed and contributions invited from poets and musicians. 
"Heil dir im SiegerkTanz" — "Hail to Thee in a Victor's Crown" 
— a well known German hymn, does not seem to the Kaiser to 
be sufficient. Thus we see that Germany's musical genius, 
instead of being spurred on by the war. has been practically 
squelched. Indeed, if we come to think of it, since the great 
German composers died, with a few exceptions, none has ap- 
peared. During the great growth of Germany's material 
wealth and power, she has given the world very few really 
great musicians and very few great composers. Her way of 
living and thinking did not trend that way. However, per- 
haps if "Blood and Iron" were suggested as a motto, or 
"Schrecklichkeit." it might provoke German genius to an effort 
that would be inspired with the true spirit of Germany today. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



August 3, 1918 





qnNANOAy 




Big Loans of 
the Nations 



At the present time the amount of for- 
eign loans outstanding in the United 
States is the largest in the history of the 
country, being $4,021,473,000. as com- 
pared with $631,294,000 before the European war started. 
All the allied countries have increased their debts, during the 
war with the exception of Japan. Great Britain is the largest 
borrower, with France a good second. The total amount of 
bonds floated in this country by the last two named nations 
is $1,369,739,000. 

Japan has been extremely fortunate in being favored by 
a combination of circumstances connected with the war. 
which have enabled it not only to run its government and 
participate in the war on the side of the allies without bor- 
rowing money, but also to make loans to its allies and reduce 
its indebtedness. It has loaned England approximately $240.- 
000,000. France about $48,000,000; and Russia about $85.- 
000,000. Recently it made a loan to China said to be $10.- 
000.000. 



The Ocean Shore Railroad Company has reported for the 
year ended December 31. 1917, as follows: 

Operating revenue $187,448.68 

Operating expenses 193.404.07 

Operating deficit $ 5.955.39 

Non-operating income 1,550.77 

Net operating deficit $ 4.404.62 

Total deductions 15.875.81 

Deficit for year $ 20.280.43 

Credit balance. Dec. 31, 1916 638,898.48 

Additions. 1917 6,596.87 

Deductions, 1917 2.723.93 

Surplus, Dec. 31. 1917 667.490.79 



"This show was written for the tired business man,"' re- 
marked the manager. "The production cost a fortune." "That's 
the one thing," replied Mr. Dustin Stax. "that bothered me. I'm 
a tired business man myself, and I got so busy figuring how 
you are going to pay interest on your investment that I couldn't 
keep my mind on the performance." — Washington Star. 



Combined resources of State commercial and savings banks 
in California are shown to have passed the billion-dollar mark 
for the first time in the State's banking history in the report 
just given out by Superintendent of Banks W. R. Williams, 
on the condition as of June 29 last, of the institutions under 
his jurisdiction. Combined total resources of California State 
banks, exclusive of trust companies, on February 23, 1918. 
the date of the last previous call for statements of condition 
issued by the State Banking department, were about $1,522,- 
000 below the billion dollar mark. On June 29 last, these de- 
partments showed a gain in resources of more than $12,000.- 
000. as compared with the showing made by the first call of 
the present year, with a total of $1,012,053,105. The grand 
total of resources for all State institutions, including trust com- 
panies, on June 29 last, was $1,021,510,022, also a new high 
record. 



The importing and exporting business of San Francisco 
has multiplied nearly four times during the past five years, 
according to a report filed by John S. Irby, surveyor of cus- 
toms for this port. The value of imports for the fiscal year 
of 1913 totaled $16,292,000. In 1918 the value of imports was 
$70,199,000. This represents an increase of 330 per cent. The 
value of imports for 1913 was slightly more than $15,000,000. 
and during the last year this has increased to more than 
$62,000,000. or an increase of 317 per cent. The increase 
for 1918 over the preceding year was more than 70 per cent. 



The treasury virtually has decided to hold the fourth Lib- 
erty loan campaign in the three week's period between Sat- 
urday. September 28, and Saturday. October 19. 



AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 



BANK OF 
NEW SOUTH WALES 



IESTABUSHED 1S1H 



Paid-up Capital 

Reserve Fund 

Reserve Liability of 
Proprietor! 

Agrgreirato Assets 
30th Sent. 1917 




$19,524,300.00 

- 14,375,000.00 

- 19,524.300.00 

$53,423.600.00 
$285,767,140.00 



J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 



331 BRANCHES and AGENCIES in the Australian States. New Zealand. 
Fiji, Papua. (New Guinea!, and London. The Bank transacts every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 

Head Office : London Office : 

CEOBCE STREET, SYDNEY. 20. THREADMEEDLE STREET. E. C. 2 



The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society 

SAVINGS COMMERCIAL 

526 California Street San Francisco, Cal. 

Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco 

HUSSION BRANCH. Mission and 21st Streets. 

PARK-PRESIDIO DISTRICT BRANCH, Clement and 7th Avenue. 

HAIGHT STREET BRANCH, Halghl and Belvedere streets. 

June 29th, 1918 

Assets (69,397,625.20 

Deposits 55,776,607.86 

and Contingent Funds 2.286,030.34 

Employees' Pension Fund 2St.897.17 



OFFICERS. 
JOHN A. BUCK, President 
TOURNT, Vice-President and Mar 

A. II. R. SCHMIDT, Vlee-Pres" and Caslii. ■]■ 
E. T KRUSE,Vlce-Presldent 

WILLIAM HERRMANN, Assistant Cashier 
A. If. Ml'LLER. Secretary WM. D. NEWHOLSE. Assistant Secretary 
GOODFKLLOW, HELLS. MOORE & ORR1CK, General Attorneys 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
A. II. R. SCHMIDT A. HAAS 

I X. WALTER E. N. VAN BERGEN 

HLGH GOODFELLOW ROBERT DOLLAR 



JOHN A. BUCK 

GEO. TOl'RNY 
E. T. KRUSE 



THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 

HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO ESTABLISHED 1867 

SIR SMLTO WMMR, t. V. 0.. IL 0.. 0. C. L. PtBifcil I Paid-up Capital $15,000,000 

SHHOmiRO f*»ril »««« Reserve Fund 13,500,000 

» ». f. »«S tostlil feKril "Miter | Aggregate Resource 344,300,000 

London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 

New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 

Branches in all parts of Canada, Including Yukon Territory 

and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 
SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH -450 CALIFORNIA STREET 
Bruce Heathcote. Manager 
A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 



The Anglo & London 
Paris National Bank 

of San Francisco 
THE BANK OF SERVICE 

Anglo service — actual service, meeting adequately and 
promptly every commercial banking requirement, is the 
foundat ? on upon which the Anglo & London Paris Na- 
tional Bank has grown to its recognized place among the 
leading financial institutions of America. 

Resources Ooer One Hundred Million T>ollars 



August 3, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



15 



INSURANCE 



Joseph C. Jennings, who died last month at an advanced 
age, was the oldest living general agent on the Coast. He 
was at one time connected with Alfred Stillman, formerly 
secretary of the Old Pacific Union, in the general agency 
business, under the firm name of Stillman & Jennings, but 
during the past twenty years has been engaged in the broker- 
age business. He leaves a wife to whom he was deeply at- 
tached and an only son, who is engaged in the insurance brok- 
erage business in Chicago. Mr. Jennings died respected by 

all who knew him. 

* * * 

The Northern California division, composed of special 
agents, has been doing excellent work in organizing the forces 
of the Insurance Federation of California during the past 
two weeks. Sub-committees consisting of four members to 
work in each district have the situation well in hand and 
expect to make 100 per cent good before concluding their 
efforts. 

* • • 

Edward E. Potter & Sons have opened an office for the 
accommodation of their automobile branch at 378 Pine and 
G. W. Pohlman placed in charge. He will be assisted by 

Charles H. Hackmeier. 

* * * 

Frank S. Torey, recently engaged by the general agency 
firm of Edward E. Potter & Sons to manage the agency de- 
partment of the company, comes from bonding and liability 
department of the Union Trust Company at Spokane, of 
which he was managing underwriter. His headquarters will 
be at San Francisco. 

* * * 

William M. Klinger has engaged Benjamin Goodwin of 
the St. Paul and allied companies to assist him in Pacific 
Coast general agency work with headquarters at San Fran- 
cisco. Mr. Klinger recently resigned as manager of the auto- 
mobile department of the London & Lancashire Co., a posi- 
tion which he has held for three years. Previous to his con- 
nection with the London & Lancashire he was with the Fire- 
man's Fund in the same capacity. 

* * * 

Edward Brown & Sons have engaged R. S. Shaw to suc- 
ceed Lyman M. Hale as special agent in Northern and Central 
California. Mr. Shaw resigns his position as special agent 
for the Employers' Liability in the Sacramento Valley in 
order to accept the appointment. 

• * * 

Special Agent Harold M. McKnight of the Liverpool & 
London & Globe, covering Northwest territory, is now with 
the army. Mr. McKnight was but recently engaged by the 
company and at the time of tendering his resignation at the 
call of country had not yet been assigned to any particular 
territory. 

• * » 

Charles R. Watson, general agent for the Republic Under- 
writers in California, was last week united in marriage to 
Miss Virginia J. Giannini of Sacramento. The happy couple 

have taken up their residence in San Francisco. 

* • • 

The local general agency firm of Balfour. Guthrie & Co. 
is reported to be negotiating for stock that will give it a 
controlling interest in the American Fire Insurance Company 

of Newark, New Jersey. 

• • • 

Darwin P. Kingsley. president of the New York Life, has 
been a visitor to San Francisco during the past week and at- 
tended the annual jinks of the Bohemian Club as the guest 
of William H. Crocker. 

• • • 

Special Agent Lyman M. Hale, of the Edward Brown & 
Sons general agency, has been taken off the road and in- 
stalled as office manager at the San Francisco office. 

• • • 

Fire losses on the Pacific Coast have been particularly large 
during the past three months, especially in the region sur- 
rounding San Francisco and in the North. 



Clinton A. Lothrop has been appointed special agent for 
the Liverpool & London & Globe in Southern California, suc- 
ceeding Sam Louis, who recently resigned to accept the ap- 
pointment of Metropolitan manager of the Phoenix, Mr. Loth- 
rop was formerly engaged in local agency work at San Ber- 
nardino. His headquarters will be at Los Angeles. 

* * * 

Assistant Secretary George F. Limback of the West Coast 
Life is on an extended visit to the agencies of the company 
in the Pacific Northwest. 

* * * 

The Fidelity Mutual Life has appointed James S. Logan 
general agent at Fresno. Logan recently went East to assume 
the general agency of the Bankers Life of Iowa in Northern 
New York. 

• * * 

The relicensing of the New England Mutual Life by the 
Insurance Commissioner of Washington is followed by the 
appointment of M. C. Cummings as general agent for the 

western half of that State. His headquarters will be at Seattle. 

♦ • ♦ 

The offices of Arthur G. Nason & Co., general agents for 
the Western Indemnity Co. in Northern California, have been 
moved to 416 Montgomery. 

The persistent rumor that a well-known and important fire 
insurance general agency is about to be consolidated with 
another office appears to be founded on fact. 



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such enlivening music as the Tavern's famous Jazz Orchestra 
supplies. Over and above the regular dances are the Mer- 
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competition, at dinner and after the theater. The favors are 
wonderfully attractive articles of silk — bloomers, sweaters, 
blouses, stockings — from Livingston Bros. Another attrac- 
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"Pay as you go!' is mighty good principle, but de prices 

has got you goirr so fast you des throw 'em de money an' 
holler "Keep de change!"' — Atlanta Constitution- 

"Pop, what are the ayes and noes for in legislative 

bodies?" "With some of them, my child, they are first to 
scent jobs and then wink at them.'' — Baltimore American. 

'But didn't Opportunity ever knock at your door?" 

"Probably." "And you didn't answer it?"' "I? Of course not. 
What do you think the servants are for ?" — Houston Post. 

Mr. Peenbay — I just saw Bob and Grace. What do you 

think of those empty reports we've heard? Mrs. Peenbay — 
I guess they were only the result of putting their heads to- 
gether. — Town Topics. 

"Reprisals What's these ere reprisals they're a-goin' 

ter use agin" the 'Uns?" "Well. I don't rightly know; but 
yer can take it from me. they're 'eaps worse nor bombs." — 
Cassell's Saturday Journal. 

Tom Nolan, the counsellor, for years kept the New York 

bar laughing at his drolleries. Once he was arguing a case in 
behalf of sailors, and in the midst of an exhaustive display of 
nautical lore matters he was interrupted by the Court. "How 
comes it. counsellor, that you possess such vast knowledge of 
the sea?'" "Does your Honor think," responded Nolan, "that 
I came over in a hack?" — The Barrister. 

Lord Justice Vaughan-Williams once had a case before 

him in which the plaintiff was represented by a nervous young 
lawyer, who began by stammering out. "My unfortunate client" 
— and there he stuck. He tried again, and in a shaking voice 
said. "My unfortunate client."" but could not go on. Once more 
he began. "My unfortunate client," and hesitated. "Come, 
come,'" said his lordship, "proceed with your address. So far 
the court agrees with you." — The Tatler. 

An old Scottish shepherd, faithful to the traditions of 

his clan, still wore the Highland kilt. One cold, raw day he 
was tending his sheep. His plaid was wrapped closely about 
him, but his bare legs were blue with cold. A fellow-clansman, 
who had been away from his native hills, came by, wearing 
an English overcoat. Observing the shivering shepherd, he 
asked. "Sandy, are ye no' cauld wi' the kilt?" "Na, na." re- 
plied the loyal Sandy, "but A'm near kilt wi' the cauld!" — 
New York Times. 

— —A circuit court judge of Pennsylvania was systematically 
affronted by a lawyer, a political opponent. A friend asked 
him: "Why don't you squelch the fellow? He needs it." "Well," 
said the judge, musingly, "up in my home town there's an ugly 
yaller dog that, whenever there is moonlight, sits on the stoop 
and howls until the town can't sleep, and generally keeps it up 
till daylight." He then resumed his dinner. The friend, in 
amazement inquired, "Well, what of it?" "Well," said the 
judge, slowly, "the moon keeps right on." 

William Williams hated nicknames. He used to say 

that most fine given names were ruined by abbreviations, which 
was a sin and a shame. "I myself." he said, "am one of six 
brothers. We were all given good, old-fashioned Christian 
names, but all those names were shortened into meaningless 
or feeble monosyllables by our friends. I shall name my chil- 
dren so that it will be impracticable to curtail their names." 
The Williams family, in the course of time, was blessed with 
five children, all boys. The eldest was named after the father 
— William. Of course, that would be shortened to "Will" or 
enfeebled to "Willie" — but wait! A second son came and was 
christened Willard. "Aha! chuckled Mr. Williams. "Now every- 
body will have to speak the full names of each of these boys 
in order to distinguish them. In pursuance of this scheme the 
next three sons were named Wilbert. Wilfred, and Wilmont. 
They are all big boys now. And they are respectively known 
to their intimates as Bill, Skinny. Butch, Chuck, and Kid. — 
Cleveland Plain Dealer. 



San Francisco News Letter August 3, 1918 

People and Doings in the News 



The late Miss Fay Kellogg of Brooklyn surely had a career. 
She was architect, woman suffrage advocate, athlete, and owner 
and manager of a Long Island farm. The Brooklyn Standard 
Union believes her to have been "the ablest female architect 
in America." Miss Kellogg's health gave way while she was 
supervising the construction of some buildings at Camp Gor- 
don, Ga. 

* * * 

That T. G. Masaryk, who has been visiting this country, was 
a great man and foremost in the councils of the Czech patriots 
has been well known, but it is news that he personally saw to 
the organization of the Czech legion in Russia which is now 
seeking passage to the western front. It was done in agree- 
ment with the Kerensky government. 

* * * 

In New York the other day a Boston blacksmith, taking his 
first vacation in fourteen years, was arrested as an idler within 
two hours of his arrival in the city. The magistrate, of course, 
liberated him when he presented his case, but recommended 
him to return at once to Boston. In the French Revolution 
people with soft hands were in danger of being convicted as 
aristocrats, but a blacksmith's hands ought to convince even 
a New York policeman. 

* * • 

The extent to which the tireless cooker has become a standby 
in this time of need in households of this country would have 
carried joy to the heart of the late Edward Atkinson, who led 

the way. He was a great conservator. 

* • • 

A hopeful sign from Moscow is Trotzky's statement that 
part of the Bolshevik forces had "deserted to the enemy,"' the 
enemy presumably being the patriotic Russian revolutionists. 

Kerensky's faith in the Russian people may yet be vindicated. 

* * * 

If Von Hintze's own friends describe him as "internation- 
ally a barbarian," the ideal minister of foreign affairs has been 
nominated by the pan-Germans to carry out their program. 

* * * 

Gen. March takes a justifiably cautious view of the German 
offensive. It is long in coming, but a huge offensive is not 
speedily organized and a lesser one would not be worth making. 

* • • 

Dr. Demburg is quite right in thinking that Germany's 
"moral conquests" have not been impressive, but the junkers 
who hooted him down would not mind that if they could only 
make an immoral conquest. 

* * * 

When Mr. Ford gets to launching a submarine chaser a day, 
as he will very soon, some of his critics may forget his peace 
ship in admiration of his ability to make war on a quantity 

basis. 

* * » 

The latest word is that the indemnity which Germany is 
to claim from Russia will come to something like 7.000.000,000 
rubles. But what a ruble will be worth when Germany gets 
through with Russia is still to be seen. 

» * * 

If the Germans capture one of our full-blooded American 
Indian soldiers on the western front, the kaiser's intelligence 
officer may write a book about him and a few others to illus- 
trate the ethnological diversity of America's military effort. 

* • • 

The 10.000 German prisoners captured on the western front 
in the past fortnight, almost without being noticed, is a sub- 
stantial assurance that the battered allied armies remain a 

Eormidable fighting machine. 

* • • 

General Pershing has formed only three army corps, but 
each would make half a dozen of the German kind — a detail 
which perhaps may be overlooked in the news issued to the 

German people. 

* * » 

It may be trusted that the Allies will not be so barbarous 
as to take wounded Germans to Red Cross hospitals, where 
they might fall victims to German bombs. 



August 3. 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



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R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

The motor car owner in the United States is prone to raise 
a calamity howl whenever there is a suggestion of increased 
taxation on the motor car or gasoline. He generally thinks 
that he is unduly taxed and that he is the shining mark for 
the officials in Washington to shoot at when an increase is 
necessary to raise more money to carry on the great war. 

For those who feel that they are being unjustly taxed it 
would be well to stop and consider the conditions abroad. 
Consider what the motor car owner in England has to con- 
tend with. 

Take any of the English journals and you will find that 
the motor car manufacturing concerns advertise what they 
are going to do after the war ends. They have to exclusively 
give all their plants up for war purposes. The owners are 
not eiven allowed to use their cars outside of the necessity for 
war. 

Automobile journals tell of delightful places and' suggest 
that walking is good or if one can afford it buy a bicycle. 

In other words, England has to return to yesterday for rec- 
reation and fresh air in the country. 

While America is not likely to see this condition, the motor 
car being essentially a necessity, yet if one has to pay a 
little more for using their motor they should feel that it is 
for a good cause, that while they must use motor vehicles 
for business the excessive expense means supplying money 
that in the end will bring continued happiness and a peaceful 
time, when these cars, now practically used for business pur- 
poses, can be used for going out into the country through 
a land that has been made safe by the money given in the 
way of taxes to successfully carry on the present war. 

* * » 

The Railroad Commission of California has had a knotty 
question passed up to it, in the shape of a request for per- 
mission by some investors to operate an auto freight and 
passenger service between San Francisco, San Jose and other 
points. 

The operators propose to supply service on a most elab- 
orate scale and while the jitney and other busses have been 
supplying service the new organization purposes to offer more 
efficient transportation. 

To grant such permission will undoubtedly cut into the 
railroad income, which in turn might practically cancel all 
local trains. 

If these new transportation companies should not prove to 
be profitable there is no question but what the service would 
be discontinued, which could be done at very little expense 
and the whole equipment driven to some other section, leav- 
ing those places previously supplied without passenger or 
freight transportation if the motor bus competition had can- 
celled railroad local schedules. 

While the motor bus and motor freight truck line are good, 
yet we can get too much of a good thing. 

• » * 

A Federal graduated tax on the use of autos from $10 to 
$60 on cars catalogued as costing up to $3,000 and $20 for 
each $500 over the latter figure, has been agreed upon by the 
House Ways and Means Committee- 

The tax on used cars does not make any allowance for the 
age of the car. 

There is an injustice in this inasmuch as the present owner 
of a second-hand car is not the original purchaser. 

Take the case of cars but 10 years ago. and there are many 
of them beincr used today out in the country. 

Ten years ago most cars cost in the neighborhood of $5,000. 
but today $225 is the best price such cars would bring. 



Under the tax the owner would have to pay $140, which in 
many cases would be as much as he paid for the car. 

This proposed tax on motor cars by the Government will 
work a hardship not only on the owner but the automobile 
industry. 

The second-hand market is the only outlet for quick sales. 
Practically^ in every sale made today a second-hand car has 
to be considered and if the Government put in force the tax 
on such cars, figured on their original catalogue cost and not 
on their actual value, as is reported in the daily press, it 
will make the second-hand car a drug on the market. 

It will stop not the sales of these cars but will stop the 
sales of new cars, thus cutting down to a large extent the 
present automobile tax income. 

There is no one who would object to paying any tax on a 
true value, but to ask the owner to pay on something that has 
depreciated anywhere from 150 to 980 per cent does not figure 
as being just and right when one considers that the motor car 
is a necessity today. 

* * * 

The cotton on hand the end of June was 3,779,292, as 
against 3,145,930 bales at the end of June, 1917. This means 
an increase of cotton on hand of 633,362 bales. 

It is seen by this that outside of the normal advance in 
price along with other commodities that the tire manufac- 
turers will have no excuse for raising the price on account 
of the scarcity of cotton. 

• • * 

Now and again when the price of tires go up the manufec- 
turers have claimed the scarcity of cotton used in making 
tire fabrics has hecome scarce therefore advancing the price, 
which, in turn, effects the consumer, therefore any informa- 
tion concerning the Government's cotton conditions is always 
interesting. 

From statistics compiled from the bureau of census, de- 
partment of commerce, give the quantity of cotton consumed 
in the United States in June, 1918, as 527,464 bales, as against 
574,110 bales in June, 1917, a reduction in consumption of 
46,646 bales. 

• • * 

Recently a jury in a Brooklyn court upheld an action for 
damages against the owner of a motor car claimed by a guest 
who was injured when the motor car and a motor truck col- 
lided. 

The Supreme Court of New York upheld the verdict in 
rendering a decision which read: "The mere fact that the 
plaintiff was a guest, riding free, accepting a courtesy and 
kindness, does not relieve the owner from the negligence of 
her service. In this age of radical reform in the relation of 
mankind there seems to be no better rule or different adopt- 
ance than that which he has followed in this case." 

New York law. to a certain extent, is a standard by which 
many other States shape their laws and if such should be 
the case in California, motorists will either forget to take their 
friends out or have a competent lawyer draw up a legal waiver 
and then make each guest sign it before a notary previous to 
any pleasant outing or even a trip around the block. 

• • * 

The War Trade Board, Washington. D. C. announces that 
its various bureaus will supply all information desired in 
connection with the securing of export and import licenses. 
It has recently come to the attention of the board that va- 
rious agencies have been advertising their services in the 
matter of obtaining licenses. The board desires to place as 
little inconvenience and expense as possible upon importers 
and exporters, and hence makes the suggestion that they ap- 
ply directly to Washington for information. 

• • • 

The United States Department of Labor, in a public an- 
nouncement, has urged farmers to make use of rural motor 
express lines to release labor for greater production of foods. 
It pointed out that one man driving a five-ton truck can haul 
to market more than three men with wagons and cover three 
times the distance in a given time. Use of the truck would, 
therefore, release eight men and sixteen horses to continue 
work on the farm. The department has assured the high- 
ways transport committee of the Council of National Defense 
of its co-operation in the development of rural motor express 
lines as an aid in solving the farm labor shortage. 



18 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 3, 1918 



The almost universal right-hand drive on motor vehicles 
has caused much complaint from importers. The United 
States is supplying the foreign market as the other countries 
heretofore manufacturing automobiles are using all their pro- 
duction for war purposes. 

The right-hand drive is good in this country, where we 
turn to the right in passing, but it is awkward in every other 
country, where the rules of the road demand that you pass 
approaching vehicles to the left. It is like coming back to 
first principles when all American cars had a left-hand drive. 

* * * 

Manufacture of the seals for California motor vehicle li- 
censes, of which there are now more than 300,000 attached 
to registration plates on cars operating in the State, has been 
taken over by the State, which will employ San Quentin 
prison labor for the 1919 emblems. Approximately 50 per 
cent will be saved over the price stipulated in the contract 
awarded two years ago to private manufacturers. It is con- 
sidered probable that the license tags will also be a State 
prison product at some future date. 

* * * 

Since Los Angeles has gone dry the city council has been 
looking around for something to tax to make up the defi- 
ciency in loss of income by the passing of the saloon. It 
seems that the motor truck has been the shining mark and 
an ordinance has been introduced to impose an annual tax 
of from $6.00 for a one-ton vehicle to $80.00 on one carrying 
more than six tons. They are even considering to apply a 
tax on passenger vehicles. 

* * * 

The action of the Los Angeles city councilmen is in strik- 
ing contrast to the position taken by the United States Gov- 
ernment for motor trucks will be regarded as 100 per cent 
essential and utilitarian in the new revenue bill before Con- 
gress and will not be taxed unless other articles now listed 
in the same class of necessities are taxed. In other words, 
in the new revenue bill motor trucks will not be put in com- 
pany with chewing gum, cosmetics and other articles of low- 
est war-time value as is the case with the first revenue bill. 
This assuring outlook results from the reception given by 
the Ways and Means Committee to George M. Graham, who 
appeared as chairman of the motor truck committee of the 
National Automobile chamber of commerce. 

* * * 

New York is to have a drsyage director. Store-door de- 
livery of less than car-load freight consignments on Manhat- 
tan Island will be instituted not later than August 15. 

At first, only delivery of goods from piers and depots will 
be attempted. Later a system of collection or "pick-up" of 
outgoing shipments will be used. Important details of the 
plan are these. 

» * * 

The Government does not seem to feel for the future of 
railroads from the point of competition by motor trucks, as 
can be seen by the statement Robert Wright, assistant traffic 
director of the United States Railroad Administration when 
he says: "This is no time for any suspicion that there is 
any question of competition in transportation. Every avail- 
able kind is needed. The Railroad Administration is heartily 
in sympathy with the effort that the Highways Transporta- 
tion committee and its organization is making to promote the 
widest possible use of motor trucks in facilitating transpor- 
tation." 

* * * 

The California Traffic Officers' Association has taken the 
initiative of calling a convention of the traffic officers of the 
nation to be held in the Oakland Auditorium September 23 
to 28 inclusive. The chief purpose of the convention is the 
organization of a national association whose principal ob- 
ject will be the standardization of traffic laws and uniformity 
of regulations so that the motoring public will always feel 

safe so far as the traffic regulations are concerned. 

* * * 

The Northway Motor Corporation recently organized with 
a capital of five million for the manufacture of motor caps, 
cluches, special motors and passenger cars, has purchased a 
tract of land at Natick, Mass., and will erect a plant there. 
The officers of the company are James F. Cavanaugh. pres- 



ident; R. E. Northway, vice-president and chief engineer and 
James F. Finneran, secretary and treasurer. 

The organization of this company may be somewhat con- 
flicting in the automobile world as the Northway motor has 
been closely identified with the Buick and Oakland cars, the 
Northway motor being part of the General Motors holding. 

Undoubtedly this is an offshoot of the original Northway 
company, but a separate and distinct organization from that 
owned by the General Motors. 

* * * 

Canada has placed an export embargo on all rubber tires. 
Exporters are now required to secure a license before they 
can export tires for motorcycles or motor cars. 

* * * 

The Government is spending 54 million dollars on 31,345 
motor vehicles to be used at the cantonments in this country. 
This number is composed of passenger cars for the officers, 
light and heavy trucks, special machines and motorcycles. 

• • • 

Each division is to have four closed cars, three five-pas- 
senger cars, 29 seven passenger cars, ten roadsters, ten light 
trucks. 343 three-ton trucks and 112 motorcycles. 

• * • 

Up to the time this report was made, which was from the 
beginning of the war, the Government has purchased 9,995 
trucks, 3,520 passenger cars and 6,123 motorcycles. 

* * * 

Henry M. Leland, who made the Cadillac car famous and 
who recently, with his son, W. C. Leland, retired from the 
Cadillac organization, is soon to return to active work in 
the industry. Leland and his son have organized the Lincoln 
Motor Company, that has secured an initial order for 6,000 
of the Liberty motors. Until the end of the war the Lelands 
will manufacture motors for the Government. After that 
they undoubtedly will become a factor in the automobile in- 
dustry. 

• * • 

There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 




Clara Kimball Young Doing Her Bit. 

During a recent rush for the Marine Corps, the popular and 
charming actress came to the Marine Corps recruiting station 
at 371 Market street, San Francisco. California, where she 
found that the recruiters were swamped with work, so she put 
on a Marine uniform and helped them to get ahead of their 
work. 

The Marine officer in the picture is Colonel Haines. 



August 3. 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



19 



IN THE WAR ZONE. 

There could be only one answer to the war department" s 
request, to locate antiaircraft guns in Boston's public gardens. 
Mayor Peters made haste to reply: "I can assure you that there 
will be absolutely no objection and the city is prepared to co- 
operate with you in any way within its power." For once not 

a single critical voice will be raised in the Back Bay district. 

* * * 

With 5.000 civilized Indians now in the army, nearly all of 
them volunteers, the United States commissioner of Indian 
affairs seems justified in referring to the "wonderful spontane- 
ous fidelity" of the red men to the republic. Happily there 
are no separate units of Indians. They are mixed up with 

other men to get them better acquainted. 

* * * 

The war has drawn almost 1.000 men from the police force 
of greater New York. This has necessitated putting nearly 
every able-bodied patrolman on active duty, leaving inside 
jobs to women recruits and veterans. The heads of the police 
department regard the future with considerable anxiety, in view 

of the certainty of further weakening of the force. 

* • * 

"Demi-Americans," a German military report calls Ameri- 
can soldiers of "foreign extraction." Well, we have a few full- 
blooded Americans, from the Indian reservations, and they 
make first-rate soldiers. The rest of us are of the demi or 
hemi-demi-semi kind, but the German report admits that this 

does not interfere with ability and disposition to fight. 

* * * 

Although the British have been doing some hard fighting on 
a considerable scale, the weekly totals of their losses continue 
to drop, and for the past week the daily casualty rate has been 
under 2,500, for the first time since the campaign began. This 

indicates that the figures have been overtaking the censors. 

* * * 

Too much should not be made of the report that "the entire 
population of the Murman coast has broken with Russia and 
joined the entente." That coast is about as populous as the 
coast of Alaska and the communities established since the com- 
pletion of the Arctic railway in 1916 are largely made up of 
tiansient foreigners. 

With beef on the hoof delivered at Chicago bringing pro- 
ducers from 10 to 18 cents a pound, it will occur to the ulti- 
mate consumer that there is plenty of margin between that 
and present retail prices, with all due allowance for wastage 
and costs of distribution — the packers to the contrary notwith- 
standing. 

» * * 

If the desertion of German aviators continues, it may be 
necessary to give them too little gasoline for a flight to neutral 
territory. The collection of runaway machines in Holland is 

growing. 

* * » 

Breweries face more trouble. It will be remembered that the 
food administration by limiting the supply of grain to 70 per 
cent of normal times cut the output of beer 30 per cent. Now 
comes Dr. Garfield's action, in the effort to save fuel, cutting 
the coal supply allotted to the breweries just one-half. These 

blows must affect near-beer as well as the real article. 

* • • 

While the railroad administration has raised the wages of 
Pullman car conductors and porters, it makes no effort to abolish 

tips. Mr. McAdoo thinks he has enough to do already. 

* * » 

A quarter of a million American soldiers are on the battle 
line, but this is no measure of the number that General Foch 

can call upon in case of need. 

* * • 

If the Allies keep on "nibbling" a thousand prisoners or so at 
a time, the Germans may begin to wonder whose offensive 

this is. 

* * * 

It is now called "the chemical warfare service," which may 
sound better than poison gas, but is likely sooner or later to 

be clipped to "stinks." 

* * * 

By the growing pacifism of German socialists we may know 
that the Kaiser's war is going badly. 



It will be noticed that while explaining that the defeat was 
due to the rain Austria none the less fires the generals who let 
it rain. 



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August 3. 1918 



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"The Czarina's Confessions." 

Shortly before his death Alexander III of Russia requested 
his son, Nicholas, heir to the throne, to ask for the hand of 
Princess Alix of Hesse. Nicholas, who was then 26 years old, 
had desired to marry Princess Margaret of Prussia, sister 
of William II, but Czar Alexander had forbidden marriage 
to a Prussian princess. Princess Alix had spent a winter in 
St. Petersburg, but not caring for the country nor for Nicholas, 
and was not admired by the Russians. Upon leaving Germany 
for her wedding she was met in Berlin by Emperor William 
and in a long interview received his instructions as to what 
she ought to do in the future. Time has revealed the extent of 
his influence and that "fatherland" to her meant Germany. 

The story of her life in Russia has been written by Count 
Paul Vassili (Princess Radziwill). It was an unhappy life from 
the beginning. The author ascribes her misfortunes partly to 
an inheritance of madness in her family. That she was not 
a normal woman one may believe upon reading the account 
of her private life, with its unfortunate love affair and the 
following devotion to Rasputin, or her spiritual adviser and 
the savior of her son. There are no "confessions" from her 
lips or pen in this book, but if the facts are as indicated, the 
Romanoffs have not met an undeserved disaster. 

$2.00 net. Harper's, New York. ' 

• • • 
How Germans Treat French Homes. 

Baroness Huard, an American girl who married a French- 
man, says in an article in the August American Magazine : 

"Compared with what happened elsewhere, the story of our 
little village is actually a bright one! The evacuation was so 
hurried at that point that the Germans did not have time for 
their usual systematic and atrocious work of destruction. How- 
ever, the nine days they spent there were black enough. 

"The officers and the soldiers made victims of every woman 
in the village — from little girls of only ten years, to old women 
who were so afflicted physically that any man should have 
pitied them, even if he did not feel repulsion toward them. 
This I say out of my own knowledge, for it happened in my 
village and these women and little girls were personally known 
to me. Mine was only one of hundreds of towns to which 
the Germans came; and, as I said before, its story is one of 
the least horrible. But bring it home to yourselves, if you 
want to know the kind of enemies we are fighting. How would 
you like them to come to your town?" 

* * * 

"The Amazing Interlude." 

It was at the end of December, 1914, that Sara Lee Ken- 
nedy, heroine introduced by Mary Roberts Rinehart, began 
to think about "over there." She lived in "an ugly 
but wealthy" Pennsylvania city, but Sara Lee is "far 
from ugly, and very, very far from rich." Her mind 
turned to "all those women over there," to their sufferings 
through the war. and to their babies who grew up only to 
get killed. These are the impulses which launch the courage- 
ous girl on a most amazing journey and an equally 
amazing and unselfish service to the war-stricken 
Belgians. Sara Lee's very ignorance of the world 
and its dangers is her salvation and protection. A more so- 
phisticated girl would have shrunk from the dangers and diffi- 
culties in the pathway of the undertaking she eventually sets 
out upon. But when the appeal from Belgium's suffering 
people comes across the ocean and the ladies' aid society of 
the Methodist church pledges $100 a month to support a 
soup kitchen back of the Belgian lines, Sara makes the 



startling suggestion that she go over to direct its expenditure 
"and make reports."' 

Her wish to go is promptly frowned upon by Harvey, her 
selfish, unimaginative fiance. "It's not our fight." says he. 
But Sara Lee is firm in her resolve and sets out without any 
other plan than to somehow reach Belgium. The friendly 
counsel of an Englishman on her ship is a bit discouraging, 
but in London she is fortunate in encountering Henri, "whose 
other name we are not to know." He is a grave young Bel- 
gian officer, who quickly discerns the girl's unselfish pur- 
pose, who arranges the hazardous plan that lands Sara Lee 
in Calais despite official prohibition to cross the channel, and 
who finally pilots her to the little, shell-smashed house just 
back of the Belgian lines where she establishes her famous 
"house of mercy." Here Sara Lee makes soup and choco- 
late for the weary, mud-caked Belgian soldiers, learns first- 
aid dressing, binds the wounds of the exhausted men from 
the firing line. Soon the fame of the little house spreads 
abroad and high officers come to thank the courageous Amer- 
ican girl for her service. Then, one day the king himself 
comes to pay her tribute. 

$1.40. Doran. 

* * * 

"Literary California." 

"Literary California," consisting of poetry, prose and por- 
traits gathered by Ella Sterling Mighels, author of "The Story 
of the Files." and other works, is now well on its way through 
the press and subscriptions and orders for special copies are 
now being received by the publishers, Harr Wagner Publish- 
ing Company of this city. The greater portion of the book 
will be made up of extracts from the writings of representa- 
tive Californians. and there are many familiar as well as unfa- 
miliar names in the table of contents. The extracts vary in 
length from a quatrain to a ballad and from an epigram to an 

editorial or a story. 

* * * 

Preston Gibson, author of "Battering the Boche." the expe- 
riences of an ambulance man at the Western front, has refused 
an army commission, to enlist as a private in the marine corps. 
Before writing his book of war adventures, Mr. Gibson, who 
is a nephew of Chief Justice White, was well known as a play- 
wright. He joined the French army as a volunteer last August 
and was twice cited for bravery. He returned to the United 
States to speak for the last Liberty Loan. 

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The spirit of the times is what the Prohibitionists are 

after. 

Aviators are not the only aces that take a trick in the 

flying game. 

The veto against $2.40 wheat was a hard hit against 

the grain in more ways than one. 

Taxicab drivers are out for four dollars a day, which 

means, of course, the public pays the excess. 

"Birds of Prey" is a new film screen. It must be a real- 
istic drama of the "drys" devouring the "wets." 

More and more is the idea developing that profiteers 

should be regarded as traitors — working for Germany. 

■ Returning wife finds another woman in her house, an- 
other case of burgling a husband without a permit. 

The principle of free energy was knocked out when 

the local barroom luncheon was abolished recently. 

Whew! What a sigh of relief went up in Burlingame 

when the "Mrs. Gavin fund" was straightened out. — "Never 
again I" 

"Who spilled the beans" in the attempt to force Sylves- 
ter McAtee to resign as secretary of the State Republican 
committee ? 

Governor Stephens is having a cat and fiddle time in 

handling the Mooney case, with Fickert having a sporting time 
jabbing him. 

One woman in every four in California is reported 

"stout," according to statistics, but of course "figures" oc- 
casionally lie. 

Hail our new food savior! The California Alfalfa 

Growers' Association has started a campaign to eat alfalfa. 
Canned, condensed or cussed! 

There are a number of candidates for the Governorship 

who would not be recognized unless they were standing around 
the hotel desk after registering. 

Uncle Sam wants more funny jokes for shows "over 

there." Why not send them the "late and respectless Cali- 
fornia War Defense Board?" 



The days of "Smoke up! Smoke up!" along the Rialtos 

of the country have blown up since the Government doubled 
the taxes on the theatres and tobacco. 

A cook leaves the Southern Pacific Company to annex 

a fat job on a ship-building plant across the bay. Chasing the 
"bacon" is the great sport these lively days. 

Lefty O'Doul of the army, holds the baseball sluggers 

of the navy safe. For heaven's sake put O'Doul on ice and 
hold him for the resurrection of the old San Francisco baseball 
club. 

In a discussion at the local Barbers' Union last week 

it was decided unanimously that the best salesman of them 
all was the bald-headed barber who could successfully sell 
hair tonic. 

■ Postage will be charged at the rate of sixteen cents for 

the first ounce for the aviation mail and six cents for each 
fractional part thereof, all of which is natural for the cost of 
high mailing. 

"The Primitive Feminine and the Passing Masculine" 

was the subjects of two lectures, this week, and the hall was 
packed with the banners of "votes for women." The dis- 
cussion is still on. 

Thank heaven some brave taxless payer has headed an 

intrepid campaign for the State to install a psychopathic insti- 
tution. We rabidly must have such a playground provided for 
the State politicians. 

The caustic criticism of the Anti-Saloon league on the 

"dreadful practices" of the soldiers in drinking up several 
champagne cellars in captured Rheims must have elated the 
boys more than the wine. 

Peace is proclaimed at last! And in San Francisco first 

of course; it is between the army bill posters and the marine 
bill posters; both have been fighting to see which could first 
bury the water front with "stickers." 

How the world has turned over. Fancy Dennis Kearny 

coming back to life and throwing up his hands aghast at the 
sight of Chinese and Japanese working amicably together with 
California farmers in gathering "war crops." 

When the University of California advertised for a 

professional safe cracker to lecture to the criminology class 
at its summer session it never sensed that an annex with the 
S?.n Quentin and Folsom institutions was natural along educa- 
tional lines. 

Avast mates! Here's the prize story of Hooverizing 

up-to-date of twenty-five men on Guam island caught 
in a typhoon, who were reduced to a ration of one egg; each 
man smelled it and passed it on to the next — a case of multum 
in ovum, and liked less than the measles. 




EDITORIAL MENTION 




In the launching of the big ship Invincible 
California As at the Alameda plant of the Bethlehem 
A Record Breaker Steel Company, California continues her 
victorious course and establishes a new 
pace for constructing sea vessels. In twenty-three days actual 
construction time, the 12,000 ton freighter Invincible was float- 
ed. Twenty-four days was the original time given by the 
company, and indicates how very closely these experts in team 
work and loyalty can figure out a 12,000 ton job and do it 
right and turn it off the reel. Time is patriotism these days, 
and before the ways of the launched ship was cold a giant 
crane overhead moved into position and the keel plate of a 
sister ship, hull 215, was placed in position. Announcement 
was made that this new vessel will be completed and ready 
for launching in sixty days. 

This is the kind of work that is grinding down kaiserism, 
and every man, woman and child in this country pays homage 
to California for what she is doing in contributing this line of 
aggressive work, a line that is of immense importance in both 
war and peace, for all these great vessels now being built in 
the many shipyards around the bay will be our units of strength 
not only in the war but more happily in the peace time which 
is to follow. They will be part of that great fleet that is now 
gradually being accumulated to transport the goods of this 
country to every commercial foreign zone on the map. 

This kind of work makes for the prestige, success and stabil- 
ity of a nation. It does'nt have to talk; it does things of its 
own momentum and prescience and "gets there.'' Behind it all 
of course is the big brained men, who know their business from 
the ground up; they deal with facts, materials, experience, 
steadiness of purpose and the genius to get at the heart of 
things. Acknowledgment is also due to the three shifts of men 
who contributed their brawn and experience in standing by 
patriotically to rush the vessel off the ways in true form and 
as early as possible. All of those on the job emulated the 
California spirit, and when that spirit gets headway it leads 
in "breaking records." To take a few material evidences of 
that fact one has only to review 
some of the eventful work that 
California has done since the 
great fire of 1906. 



Live 



Settling the R. R. 
Labor Question. 



Give California A 
Administration. 

Something's rotten in the Gov- 
ernment of California just as it 
was in darkest Denmark. The 
Taxpayers' Association of Cali- 
fornia has issued a study of state 
finances covering the past six- 
teen years and is uncovering a 
lot of rotten holes in many de- 
partments of the State that have 
their center at Sacramento and 
the treasury. Increase of popu- 
lation and increase of state ex- 
penses do not proceed upon an 
even ratio. For instance the 
States population in 1902 was 
1,673,343 and in 1917 it was 
3.029,032, an increase of 1,355.- 
689 or 81.01 per cent. In the 
same period the annual expense 
of the State for operation and 
maintenance of its government 
advanced from $8,207,594 to 
$23,266,858, an increase of $15- 
059.264. or 183.47 per cent. 

This is an eye opener to tax- 
payers and rouses their spleen. 
Apparently there is no way to 
dodge this steady pressure which 
at times shows plentiful signs 
of increasing its power. There's 
always a way out of such a fix 




•if the ordinary taxpayer can get behind the right man who is 
ready to fight for honest principles and the maintenance of 
good government, the government of the square deal. 

By far the best platform set forth in the present campaign 
is that of Mayor Rolph, who has set forth in succinct form 
his ideas of "What is the matter with California?" For some 
time past he has been quietly observing and analyzing the 
weak spots in the present administration at Sacramento and 
what is still left of the wrecked Johnsonian machine; some- 
thing like a scrap heap with no head — and barely the signs of 
a tail. Rolph has carefully investigated the course of things 
there, and in his present pregnant platform he has furnished 
the essential ideas that will transform the mouldy, cob- 
webbed, listless political endurance there into regenerate, 
throbbing life; the kind of political life that throbs with virile 
force and the kind of constructive work to lift governmental 
activities in California to higher flights of endeavor. 

Evidently the voters of the State are rapidly inclining this 
way, for 10,000 people enthusiastically cheered Rolph and his 
prospects in his opening flying trips in the Los Angeles region. 
Another 5,000 cheered him when he addressed them at the 
San Pedro shipyards, indicative of what they think of Rolph 
in the orange belt. Republican county committees are rapidly 
getting behind him throughout the State with a fair lot of 
Democrats showing in line. With this growing enthusiasm 
Jim Rolph shows every indication of "going over the top" at 
the primary this month; which would practically mean his 
victory in November. 

SB" 

"Many minds, many opinions," is an 
old saw. Secretary McAdoo's attitude 
in relation to lessening the hours of 
labor on railroads is in line with that 
of the oil operators in California previous to the assurance, 
that the administration favored an eight hour day. That is to 
say while admitting that the working day should be reduced in 
most cases, with a few notable exceptions, the operators doubt- 
ed the patriotism of shortening 
the day with the nation at war 
and every authoritative voice 
calling for supreme efforts. Fol- 
lowing is the position of the 
manager of all United States 
railroads on this fine point: 

"Manifestly, therefore, at this 
time, when men must be con- 
stantly taken from the railroads, 
as from all other industries, to 
fill the growing needs of the na. 
tion's army, hours of labor can- 
not be shortened and thereby 
a greater number of men be re- 
quired for railroad work. The 
nation cannot, in good faith, call 
upon the fanners and the min- 
ers to work as never before, and 
press themselves to unusual 
tasks, and at the same time so 
shorten the hours of railroad 
men as to call from farm and 
mine additional and unskilled 
men to run the railroads." 

The point has been in conten- 
tion in a number of labor classes 
and has been the subject of ar- 
gument galore and splitting ideas 
in astute judgments. Reduction 
of the hours of labor in the face 
of war time necessity for rising 
to a maximum production from 
a subnormal rate existing was 
patriotic. Coming from Secre- 
tary McAdoo, standing next to 
the greatest authority in the land 
on such points this must be 
taken without qualification. 



HIS PLACE IN HISTORY 
1918-Kaiser Wilhelm Gave the World a Blood Bath 

— Morris in N. Y. Mail 



August 10, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



TOWN CRIER 



Congress is all sewed up in hard knots over that in- 

diginous and toughest of acrid. Kilkenny problems, an agree- 
ment on "profits tax." So many heads, so many tongues wag — 
and wag persistently, insistently, and for evermore. The Guns 
of Gait could never have silenced them. Evidently the mem- 
bers of Congress foresee that they cannot excise the problem 
and very likely they will appeal to Secretary McAdoo, the Jack 
of all Jobs in the administration, to settle the question and give 
the final word as to whether a war profits tax or a high excess 
profits tax shall be written into the revenue bill. Two of the 
expert arguers. with all their brilliant exposition of the ques- 
tion, bumped the bumps most bumptuously in striving vigor- 
ously to convince the committee that the schedule of proposed 
excess taxes is too high, or that a tax on distinctly war profits 
would be more productive of revenue. One slammer declared 
that the country would lose fully $200,000,000 a year by fol- 
lowing the proposal of the Treasury. Evidently the machinery 
in Congress should be equipped with another gross of adding 
machines to solve the problem. Meantime Big Business isn't 
worrying. 

Recently Judge Graham made a rule in his much re- 
spected and widely boomed divorce court whereby he will 
hereafter assess every husband $50 alimony for each beating 
the husband has given his wife. Its an excellent rule and 
works both ways, a "double header" in justice these mechan- 
ical days and furnishes a sop of exquisite justice to both the liti- 
gants and the audience that daily crowds the court. Its only 
the tongue-tied wives that will fail to get the $50 alimony bit 
from their husbands. Under the court's ruling a little "sass" 
will "ring the bell," and the irate husband must pungle up the 
"fifty." Its a cinch for the wives who know their business, 
and any wife that doesn't know it should stick like cement to 
marriage and sniff at divorce courts. Fifty dollars per isn't to 
be overlooked these days by divorced wives who have a be- 
nevolent taste for the swell gowns that can now be bought 
marked down from $150.00 to $3.30. 

At last two of the atrocious leaders of the local Mafia 

in the Italian colony have been caught red handed in their 
crime through tell-tale letters written by them. It required 
the jury only five minutes to bring in a conviction. These 
felons are the scum of the criminal life that Italy is striving 
to drive out of its borders, a riff-raff that percolates mostly to 
this country and South America. The Mafia is an inheritance 
of the Dark Ages, and like such inheritances it is slowly pas3- 
ing to the burying ground. Meantime the menacing leaders 
and their foolish followers are in the same predicament as the 
kaiser, fighting to maintain his life and such property as he 
can extort from helpless victims. Pioneer San Francisco went 
through the throes of the "hounds" and their thug practices and 
wiped them out eventually, and the same will be done to the 
Mafia. 



-God save the country, or at least the strip of it reaching 



between the Golden Gate and Monterey Bay. The Cliff House 
and the Del Monte hotel are in that precious tract, wherein 
also resides what is left of the wine belt, bounded by the Cliff 
on the north and Del Monte on the south, the haven of Jazz, 
the plentiful life and supreme spirit. What the Lord hath pro- 
vided. let no man take away. The bars of both hostelries were 
recently closed by the government on the ground that they 
were within the prescribed zone of the nearby army reserva- 
tions. A new reading of army regulations shows that Fort 
Miley and the Presidio at Monterey are not considered military 
depots falling within the meaning of the dry zone order, issued 
recently by the War Department. Both will therefore resume 
their natural social and historical functions as punctiliously as 
heretofore. Bless the Angels and a beneficent Providence ! 

Senator Johnson says all that is asked on behalf of 

the Colonel is that in the twilight of his life he may lay down 
that life for his country. That sounds a little sobby. Hi. 
The Colonel ain't figuring on staging any sunset pictures just 
yet.— Columbia (S. C.) Record. 



BOHEMIAN CLUB GIVES A PATRIOTIC GROVE PLAY. 

All those merry Bohemians who foregathered at the Bohe- 
mian grove to enjoy the annual play united in praising the 
patriotic theme composed by Wallace Sabin; credit was also 
given Dick Hotaling for an excellent book to celebrate the 
sixteenth consecutive annual event of the club. "The Twilight 
of the Kings" is entitled "A Mask of Democracy." 

The Kaiser was in it, and his name was King Ferox. He 
disregarded the ties of mutual and advantageous agreements, 
repudiated pledges and plunged the historic shades of the 
Bohemian Club redwood grove into sanguinary and fevered 
battle. 

His dupes — the principal ones — were three, and by a paral- 
lelism fancifully followed, Belgium, Britain and France were 
recognized in the peace-keeping kings, Hagen, Hugo and Ag- 
nar, who, with Ferox, placed their young sons in the keeping 
of Lord Selwin as hostages against the breaking of the peace 
of their mythical and ideal world. The ruler who breaks the 
compact and draws the sword shall pay for his effrontery by 
the death of his son, it is agreed by the kings; but as Ferox 
cares as little for his son as he does for his honor, he rips the 
world open with his blade, calls upon "Gott," a la William the 
Kaiser, and begins the work of devastating the universe. 

But the son of Ferox, as he thinks he is, though it turns out 
differently, may well be taken as representing through many 
picturesque variations, Uncle Sam, for to him, the Lord Prince 
Alford, is given the task, after the battle has been nearly won 
by Ferox, to interfere and win the war. Ferox, defeated, 
gives the Kaiser his cue what to do — he commits suicide while 
his army is routed, and his own defeated dupes, as well as an 
outraged world, settle down to an era of peace, while the 
mountains of Bohemia's mystic world shine gloriously in high- 
leaping colors, in which many reds and many blues suggest, 
against the white curling smoke, the emblem of the free. 

The judgment of Behemian Club men was almost unanimous 
regarding the excellence of the book and the timeliness of the 
scheme. 

The expected effects of lighting were, as usual, fully real- 
ized with a touch that, also as usual, seemed miraculous. Ed- 
ward J. Duffey was the artist working in color. Haig Patigan 
assisted in the plastic elements of the production; Frank L. 
Mathieu directed the histrionics, and much of the success of 
the choral forces was attributed to Eugene Blanchard, who 
conducted the preliminary rehearsals. 

But the quality of the Grove play which struck the imagina- 
tion of the auditors was the purposeful nature of the book and 
its evident zeal to bring into the Grove not only entertainment 
but food for patriotic contemplation, and in this effort Hotaling 
the sire, was accounted entirely successful. 



SADAKICHI POETIZING TO RIVET WAR SHIPS. 

The eccentric Sadakichi Hartmann cannot escape his fate 
to be everlastingly in the limelight. He repents daily of his 
social sins, but never a change makes he. Recently he was 
arrested in Oakland on the charge of failure to provide for his 
three minor daughters. 

He is always playing a role, and this last one was "Whether 
You Like It or Not." As he has dramatic instincts he worked 
out his own salvation by accepting a job to labor at the Union 
Iron Works. 

Like the Duke in "As You Like It." who found "tongues in 
trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good 
in everything." Sadakichi in lame paraphrase, said mayhap 
he would find tongues in ships, books in rivets, poems in steel 
and good (inspiration) in everything. 

Assistant District Attorney F. H. Boland agreed to give the 
poet a letter of recommendation to Joseph J. Tynan, and Judge 
Buck then continued the case till later. Judge Buck gave 
him a chance to find work. When Hartmann appeared he told 
the court he had succeeded in securing a position. 

"What is it?" asked the court. 

"Soliciting for a magazine," Hartmann replied. 

"That'll never do." said Judge Buck. "I told you to get a 
job. not a position." 

Then Boland offered to help the German-Japanese poet land 
a place at the Union Iron Works. 

"I'd love it." said Hartmann. "I ought to get enough inspira- 
tion there to last a lifetime." 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 10, 1918. 




"Bunked" and Still Talking. 

There can be no question that the sporting quality exists in 
maximum degree here and that society can be a "good loser'' 
when the game justifies the defeat. 

But on the other hand there is no doubt that nowhere in the 
world does a louder howl go up when society is "bunked." 

Therefore it will be more than nine days before the golf set 
and the smart set and all the little sets within the sets have 
ceased to discuss the "Drake Section.'' 

As a matter of fact the money which was raised here caddy- 
ing for Mrs. Gavin had not yet been transmitted East, so that 
the actual financial loss is nil. But the fact that the Drake 
affair is being investigated by the Government and that the 
Drake ambulances are said to have been made of the stuff that 
is turned out in an imagination factory has aroused an indig- 
nation that has not yet abated. 

© © © 
Mrs. Gavin Much Discussed. 

One hears the subject discussed everywhere — and when- 
ever it is mentioned Mrs. Gavin comes in for her share of the 
conversation — for more than her share, say the tender hearted ! 

Just as soon as the Government investigation of Miss Drake 
was announced Mrs. Gavin telegraphed up here from Los An- 
geles, where she was playing championship games for the 
Drake Section, and suggested that the money be held until the 
case cleared up. 

In view of the good business boys, like Will Crocker and 
others who had contributed to that fund, this was unnecessary 
advice— as of course they clapped hands over the fact the 
money had not yet reached Miss Drake, and they securely tied 
up the money bags so that no calculating fingers might untie 
them, and they are still awaiting disposition of the fund — 
awaiting the verdict of the donors as to whether it shall be 
given to the Red Cross or returned to the subscribers. 

© © © 
Investigations Before — Not After. 

There are those who say that Mrs. Gavin should never have 
consented to play golf for a charity which she had not per- 
sonally investigated — and it must be admitted that these critics 
are legion in number. On the other hand, there is a hopeless 
minority that champions her. It must be admitted that justlv 
or unjustly Mrs. Gavin's popularity has been seriously dented 
by this affair. 

Everyone is interestedly awaiting the next developments in 
the case, which is said to be full of further surprises. 

© © © 
America Profits by England. 

This is the first nation-wide hoax which has been put over 
on the generous subscribers to war funds, and considering the 
usual lax methods in such matters in America it is an amazing 
fact that this country should have had less of that sort of thing 
than either France or England in the first years of the war. 
One reason, of course, is that we profited by the example of 
those countries, thanks to the good advice they rubbed in when- 
ever they had a chance. In fact Captain Beith (Ian Hay) the 
author of the "First Hundred Thousand," who was one of the 
first official lecturers sent to this country right after we enter- 
ed the war, made it his special business to wam us against the 
sporadic enterprises that would spring up everywhere as war 
charities. He told tales of the fake activities that spread in 
England until they were crushed by a firm governmental hand, 
and now so severe is the penalty on that sort of thing that they 
have been wiped out entirely, and there is most careful ac- 
counting of the war funds. In the beginning the unscrupulous 
could open purse strings with any plea — there was one society 
designed to appeal especially to blondes and was to save the 
blue-eyed children of France, and actually there were subscrib- 
ers to it outside of the feeble-minded homes! 



Defenders' Club Outgrows Quarters. 

The managers of the National League are searching for more 
elbow room for the Defenders' Club, in the Monadnock Build- 
ing, which was inspired by the late Mrs. Sperry. and the suc- 
cess of which has gone ringing around America and serves as 
a model for all other canteens. Those who predicted that the 
men in the service would never feel at home in this sort of 
place have had to hang their predictions up in a bright light 
where they look like apologies rather than prophecy. 

The canteen work has given women more opportunity to ex- 
ercise their natural gifts than perhaps any one kind of war work 
— every bit of training that a woman who has never specialized 
has had is translated immediately into canteen work, whereas 
much of the other war work requires the development of new 
qualities. 

© © © 
A "Patch and Darn" Auxiliary. 

One new piece of war work which is enlisting many women, 
and for which there is great need, is the mending of uniforms. 
Some one has suggested that this auxiliary should be called 
the "Patch and Darn!" A group of women who used to visit 
the Letterman hospital at the Presidio saw the need for mend- 
ing the boys' clothes and began in an unorganized way to do 
it, and soon the need justified the formation of definite groups 
of women responsible for keeping the boys' clothes in good 
condition. A great many society women are very expert nee- 
dlewomen, as most of them are painstakingly taught to darn 
and mend and sew by their governesses at an age which makes 
the needle a childhood friend. 

© © © 
The Jacklings to Arrive. 

The Daniel Jacklings are expected to arrive home very short- 
ly and will spend a month or two in the cool breezes of San 
Francisco. Jacklings" government work is well under way. as 
he has undertaken only the construction not the operation of 
the plants entrusted to his care. 

Many informal affairs are planned for them, for they are 
great favorites with the Burlingame set. 

Mrs. Herbert Moffitt had planned to have the Jacklings visit 

her at their Tahoe place, but Dr. Moffitt has been ordered back 

into the service, and so Mrs. Moffitt is thinking of closing the 

place at once and coming down here until her husband leaves. 

© © © 

Dr. Moffitt Back In Service. 

Dr. Moffitt can add his voice to that chorus which goes up 
hourly somewhere in the land — "God save us from our friends." 
He was one of the first medical men to enlist, and some months 
after his enlistment was sent down to a base hospital, where 
he had practically nothing to do that one of his junior students 
at the University hospital might not have done just as well. Of 
course he chafed under this and some of his friends who knew 
about it decided to right it with the authorities. The result 
of this "friendly" interference was that Dr. Moffitt found him- 
self home without any post at all! 

He has been ordered into service again and is confidently 
hoping that this time he will get work in the hospitals at the 
front. 

© © © 

Week-Ends at Burlingame. 

The garden fete of the Hopkins place down the peninsula 
is occupying the attention of the group of women and men 
who always promote and carry to a successful conclusion such 

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August 10, 1918. 



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enterprises — every house down the peninsular way is carrying 
its full quota of week-end guests these days, for there is some 
sort of benefit or Red Cross affair on the calendar all the time, 
and of course one of the ways to insure the success of such 
affairs is to make the week-ends gala with house parties. 

© © © 

Mrs. John B. Casserly's Crusade for Destitute Musicians. 

A group of enthusiastic women and men assembled at the 
St. Francis hotel ■ recently to re-organize the activities of the 
"American Friends of Musicians in France." Mrs. John B. 
Casserly presided and explained the necessity for the relief of 
the families of French musicians made destitute by the war. 

With the harmony that often compensates for a small group. 
a plan was adopted for the raising of the necessary funds. 
During September the organization will hold a "Razzle Dazzle" 
street fair in this city, very likely in Lick alley, off Post street. 
A number of novel attractions are called for in the tentative 
scheme, which is modeled somewhat after the recent New 
York "festa" held in McDougal alley for the benefit of the 
blinded Italian soldiers. Society maids and matrons will do 
cabaret "stunts." There will be picturesque booths and games, 
public dancing and fortune telling, every colorful frivolity, in 
short, that the phrase "razzle dazzle" suggests. 

Another important matter came up as part of the meeting's 
program, which would furnish stimulus for the good work in 
hand, if it were needed. Mrs. Casserly read an announcement 
to the effect that the musicians of France are about to express 
their gratitude for all that America has already done in their 
behalf, in the one way left to them. Next fall the Concert 
Society of the Conservatory of Paris, one of the oldest and 
most famous orchestras of the world, will visit the United 
States, under the auspices of the French government. The 
orchestra will give patriotic concerts and donate the entire net 
proceeds to the American Red Cross. San Francisco will be 
included in the tour, and as a welcome task the local branch of 
the Friends of French Musicians will entertain the distinguish- 
ed visitors. To this end Mrs. Casserly appointed Sigmund 
Beel to arrange with the Chamber of Commerce for a fitting 
public reception. 

In addition to Mrs. Casserly and Mr. Beel, those present at 
the recent meeting were Mrs. Mark Gerstle, Mrs. Irving Wright, 
Mrs. Armand Cailleaux, Miss Myrtle Claire Donnelly and Mrs. 
J. A. Donnelly. 

© © © 
Registrants at the Hotel Plaza. 

Visitors come and visitors go in San Francisco, but a steady 
and largely increasing stream always flows through the at- 
tractively located Hotel Plaza, under ideal surroundings pro- 
vided for guests by Manager C. A. Gonder. Among the large 
number registered this week were : Mr. and Mrs. Theo. A. 
Weller, Warm Springs; F. R. Thompson and wife, Altura; Mr. 
and Mrs. C. M. Mardel and baby, Seattle ; Mrs. Selby Williams 
Riege, Brinecliff Manor; Mrs. B. Daywalt, Santa Rosa; T. P. 
Brennan, U. S. A.; Roland Rushton, Australia; Margaret Hoff- 
mann, New York; A. Garcia Kajaen and family, Merida, Mex- 
ico; Miss Canton and Mrs. Garcia Fajaide. Mexico; Henry S. 
Thomas and wife. Modesto; P. E. Weston and wife. Sonac. 
Cala.; A. Jackee and wife. Turlock; Lois E. Everding, Grace 
McMustry. Gladys Cane, Areata; R. R.Cunningham and wife. 
Corcoran; Mrs. N. E. Galloway. Healdsburg; James E. Eliott 
and son, Courtland; Mrs. LeRoy Scott, Oakland; Mrs. T. C. 
Copeland, Menlo Park; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. DeBoes and daugh- 
ter. Sacramento; M. A. Leland and wife, city; Mrs. Maude 
Green, Vallejo; Miss Riordan. Mare Island; Glen Dunlap, C. 
W. Dyer, Benj. F. Ziegler. A. G. Jeffries, S. Greenbaum. Camp 
Fremont; Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Wiley. Groveland; O. W. Shay, 
Vallejo ; Theodore J. Hewitt and family. Camp Fremont ; Loren 
Wm. Fulkerth, Jr.. Modesto; John Darling and wife, Fremont; 
Robert L. Eddy, Vallejo; J. E. Fallon and wife, U. S.; Lt. 
Blaine R. Smith. Jr.. Fremont; Miss L. Stiefvater. Mrs. V. 
Snell, Modesto; Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Hobbs. Fremont; Milton 
H. Love, Berkeley; Mrs. N. K. Hays. Pasadena; Mr. and Mrs. 
J. E. Osborne, city; Miss Myrtle DeFevad, Selma; Mrs. Joseph 
A. S. Prendergast. Redlands; Mr. and Mrs. Hon. Craven and 
daughter, city; Stephen A. Gavin. Tropico; W. F. Day ana 
wife, Walter Day, Mrs. Dolley Pugh, Dinuba; Miss M. Morris. 
Los Angeles; E. M. Brown and wife. Merced; Curtis Haas, 



Mt. Aye, Iowa; C. H. Hawley and wife, Minneapolis; B. L. 
Wisner, Stockton; Mary T. Atwater, Washington, D. C; Helen 
M. Clampton, Eureka; Mrs. C. S. Treadway, Seattle; Miss E. 
Usher, Mrs. N. Sentories, Mrs. C. R. Castrucio, Los Angeles; 
N. E. Boston and wife, Philadelphia. 
© © © 
EAST AND WEST IN SOCIETY. 
Now that a final decree of divorce has been granted an eligi- 
ble widower of Piedmont, society is on the qui vive for an 
engagement between him and an attractive young widow. As 
he is the father of two grown children and she the mother of 
five, three of whom are girls in or near the marriageable age, 
the prospective union is being awaited with more than ordinary 
interest. 

© © © 

Continued absence of a popular bon vivant from his clubs 
and familiar haunts has occasioned some comment in San 
Francisco. The absentee is the only son of one of the most 
influential and oldest families in California and the news has 
just leaked out that over-indulgence in the cup that inebriates 
has led to the man's commitment to an institution. For the 
past year or so this votary of Bacchus had certainly gone the 
pace, and his escapades have stretched over the length and 
breadth of two states. His family hoped that enlistment in the 
service would work a reform, but he was turned down by every 
branch that he tried. It is hoped that this enforced retirement 
will have a salutary effect. 

©OS 

A favorite vacation for San Franciscans this summer is to 
motor down to Coronado to join the large colony consisting of 
their friends at Linda Vista. Many of the Grizzlies are still 
in the old camp and make society quite worth while at the near- 
by hotel. The William von Phuls, with their four daughters, 
have been there for the past month. Mrs. Wakefield Baker 
and her daughter, Marion, who are in mourning for Lieutenant 
Baker, who was recently killed while flying in France, are also 
there with the younger son and brother, who is in training at 
Camp Kearny. The Ernest Folgers, with their two daughters, 
Mrs. Frederick Hussey, the William Tubbs. Mrs. George Boyd 
and her two daughters are others. 
© © © 

When Mrs. Carroll Allen, of Los Angeles, announced about 
two years ago that she was going to Reno to secure a divorce 
society was aghast, for apparently, the Aliens had been one of 
the most congenial couples. Mrs. Allen had scarcely obtained 
her decree when speculation arose as to whether she or her 
ex-husband would be the first to remarry. Carroll proved to 
be the one. His bride was Mrs. Orrin T. Higgins, widow of 
the son of a former Governor, Francis W. Higgins, of New 
York. Their marriage was not a happy one, and a few months 
afterwards Mrs. Allen number two also was divorced. 
© © © 

Among those who feel the strain of Army life is Jack Cuda- 
hy, who is now resting at a sanitarium near Santa Monica. His 
family is conveniently located near, as the Cudahys have been 
residing in Pasadena for some time. Much anxiety has been 
expressed over his condition, and his friends have been very 
attentive. 

© © © 

Ladies, don't waste your stocking tops. Under the guidance 
of Geraldine Farrar, the Red Cross committee will convert 
them into shirts for the needy babies abroad. Er — just what 
is the bust measurement of the average baby? 
© © © 

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Tevis recently entertained Lieuten- 
ant-Commander and Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner, who ex- 
pect to leave in a few days for Washington. D. C. 
© © © 

Leopold Godowsky and his wife will be the guests of the 
San Francisco Music Teachers' Association Saturday evening. 
August 17. at the Hotel Whitcomb. at a dinner given in honor 
of the distinguished pianist and pedagogue and his wife. Mem- 
bers of the association will be privileged to invite guests, and it 
is expected that a brilliant social function will be enjoyed. 



Registrar — What is your chief occupation — that is, 

what do you generally do all day? Applicant — Hunt for 
sugar. — London Opinion. 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 10, 1918. 



HAZARD 



The little group of men in the club room had been discussing 
matters that they loosely termed psychology, and the talk de- 
veloped into a heated argument upon the question of bravery 
in war. The disputants were eminent civilians, but their age 
had spared them first-hand experience of the present war. 

A young man. a Major in a Territorial battalion, was sitting 
near the group, and the lure of khaki was too strong for one of 
the speakers to resist. "What do you say, Major?"' he said. 
"Have you found what our friend here calls 'the consciousness 
of moral right' the great incentive to bravery in the field?" 

"I am afraid I do not know enough about the men's minds 
to answer that," said the Major, "but I can tell you of an inci- 
dent, and leave the decision to you." 

"In the ordinary way, you understand, personal valor does 
not much matter ; some men I know are literally fearless, they 
do not experience what we may call the emotion of fear at 
all, because, so far as I can understand them, their minds can- 
not form the image of anything unpleasant happening to them- 
selves. The majority are not in this happy class, and do most 
certainly know fear, yet the fellows one would have imagined 
could never have stood up to the strain of modem battle fight- 
ing manage to get through with it, though many a man has 
told me that he felt all the time as if he were unreal — as if 
these terrors were happening to him in a dream. 

"In the normal way the soldier's valor is not put to any real 
test, for there is no choice. He simply has to go on with the 
rest, accomplishing his duty and taking luck as he may find 
it. The real test only comes in extraordinary cases, and 
then only usually to officers rather than to men. 

"One of the worst moments in a man's life is when he has 
to decide if it is his duty to persevere in a tight corner or 
whether the right thing to do is to retire and save casualties. 
The fear of being thought a coward may then turn a man into 
a fool, or the fear of being thought a fool — a criminal waster 
of men's lives — may turn a man into a coward. 

"The incident I propose to lay before you narrows the prob- 
lem to even finer limits than that. Towards the end of the 
third war winter we had developed a system of large-scale 
trench raids in which two battalions would take part. At that 
time the battalion to which I was attached was a more or less 
composite unit made up of men and officers drafted from 
several regiments. 

"Among our company commanders were Shaw and Martin 
— those are not their real names, of course, but they will serve 
for the purpose of this story. They had been with us several 
weeks, and had got on very well — for we had a spell of pretty 
hard fighting, quite enough to show the stuff both of them 
were made of. and, so far as personal valor in the field, I do 
not think there was a penny-piece difference between them. 
Honors then were not so thick as they are now, but I believe 
the O. C. had sent both their names up for recognition. 

"Shaw was a confirmed card-player, and at the time the 
whole battalion was mad on cards. You know how crazes 
run through a crowd like that; one month it will be jig-saw 
puzzles, then souvenirs will be all the rage, or a new card 
game or some similar diversion. Martin, too. played like the 
rest of us, and we had recently abandoned bridge for poker, 
which was raging for the moment all through the division. 
The two men were not in any way close friends, yet there was 
nothing of hostility in their attitude towards one another. Fel- 
lows in the trenches get pretty sick of one another's company, 
anyway, and an active service mess is never an absolute 
Agapemone. Still, as I say. there was no bad blood — not even 
jealousy or friction of any kind. 

"About three o'clock in the afternoon we were in the Bat- 
talion Headquarters' dugout — a nice roomy shelter that sedu- 
lous Germans had dug deep down in the chalk, and which 
served us better than it had its former occupants. The Acting 
Adjutant had called an officers' conference on the raid we were 
to make that night, and, after the time and all details had been 
settled, he explained that owing to recent heavy losses in offi- 
cers, "Corps" had decided that company commanders were to 
be economized, and that even in big brigade raids such as 
this only two company commanders were to go with each bat- 



talion, while in minor raids only two subalterns per company 
were to be allowed. The C. O.. he went on, had not detailed 
any special company commanders for the night's duty, and 
suggested that the fairest means of deciding would be for the 
officers concerned to draw lots. 

"We turned the subalterns out to get the N. C. O.'s together, 
and some one suggested drawing out tickets from a hat. 

" 'No,' said Shaw. 'It's a good gamble. Let's cut the cards 
for it. Any one object?' 

"The suggestion was deemed excellent, and somebody pro- 
duced a pocket case with two packs in it. Shaw, as our lead- 
ing card expert, acted as master of ceremonies. 

" 'Better cut for order of drawing,' he said, and the group 
drew their cards. 

" 'Now. gentlemen,"' he said, 'are we all agreed; rules accord- 
ing to Hoyle, and the winners of the highest cards go with the 
raiders?' There was a little chorus of assent as he remade the 
pack and flirted it out fan-wise upon the crude table. 

"The first man drew the seven of diamonds and turned it 
face upward upon the table without comment. The second 
player seemed to hesitate a moment in his choice, dabbed with 
a finger, and turned up the king of hearts. 'Beat that if you 
can,' he said. Shaw drew the knave of clubs, and Martin — 
the last to draw — chose a card at random and turned up the 
joker. 

"For a moment — just a fractional second of hesitation — 
there was silence. Every one had overlooked the odd chance 
in the pack. 'Cut again or let's all — ' said some one. 'No by 
God.' broke in Shaw, 'the card stands. He can make it highest 
or lowest.' 'Damn it all," said the first speaker, 'it's — ' then 
his voice trailed off into silence, for he felt what we all felt, 
and we knew that Martin was facing a question that no one else 
but himself could decide. He turned the card around mechan- 
ically and pushed it toward the center of the table ; then, look- 
ing Shaw square in the face, said in a slightly husky voice, T 
make it low card.' 

"Now, gentlemen." said the Major, "there was a clear case 
of the right choice. Martin's action was pure common sense; 
it was not dishonorable, yet a number of people might con- 
sider that he was in honor bound to choose the hazardous 
course rather than the safe one. He gave us no explanation, 
nor did we ask for one, and it was only many months after- 
wards and quite by chance that I learned one of the factors that 
may have guided his choice. At the time that Martin underwent 
his ordeal his wife was within a few days of her delivery; but 
as I say, he never told us, never justified or attempted to ex- 
plain his action, but I believe imposed silence upon himself 
as a penance. 

"Both he and Shaw have fallen in action since, but I believe, 
as I believed all along, that Martin was morally the braver. 
Still, I leave you to debate it." — Hugh Pollard, in Goodwin's 
Weekly. 



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sent a wire to Louis McLane, O. C. swimming commissioner, 
asking if the club would stand $100 expenses for Ross to make 
the Eastern trip. McLane has replied that the club will be 
glad to do so, and is awaiting further word. Ross will be in 
San Francisco this week, a previous wire having been mis- 
understood. 



Eight thousand spectators attended the big base ball con- 
test at Ewing Field between the Army. Navy and Marine 
Corps, the first of the three cornered contests ever held by 
the participants — all for the Red Cross benefit. 

Hammock lashing contests, running races, hurdle races, 
drill contests, singing contests and boxing bouts all took place 
in the regular order, which was little short of astounding owing 
to the fact that some 2,000 or 3,000 men competed. Each 
victor was presented with a trophy. 

Drill teams, band teams, singing teams, and a miscellaneous 
number of teams took part in the gleeful exercises enthusias- 
tically applauded by the audience. The hammock lashing was 
a feature. So was the boxing. Everybody — spectators, refe- 
ree, trainers and boxers became engaged in combat in the ring 
facing the grandstand when Billy Neal of Camp Fremont 
poked Sailor Andrews several hard joltg in the face after the 
bell rang. Andrews claimed the fight without asking the 
referee's decision and climbed from the ring. He was counted 
a loser for leaving the ring before the decision had been given. 

Captain Tim Harrington's well known Quartermaster's base- 
ball team handed the Navy-Marine team an artistic 9 to 8 
score at Ewing Field Saturday afternoon in the military Red 
Cross benefit. 

• » » 

Perry McGillivray won the 100-yard free-style race in 58 2-5 
seconds at the Central Amateur Union outdoor swimming 
championship events Sunday. The other results were as fol- 
lows: 

880-yard swim — "Buddy" Wallen (Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station) first. Time 12:301-5. 

100-yard, free-style, for women — Jacqueline Thompson. 
(Chicago). Time, 1:25 2-5. 

100-yard breast stroke, for women — Dorothy O'Brien (Chi- 
cago). Time 1:41. 

• • * 

Water enthusiasts of the city and the surrounding bay will 
have an opportunity next Sunday to see the biggest yacht race, 
from the standpoint of importance, during the 1918 season. 
It is the first sailing of the San Francisco perpetual chal- 
lenge cup race since 1914, the contestants being the challenging 
yacht Moonlight, Harry Patricia, master, and the defender, 
J. R. Hanify's boat, Alice. 

Donated on June 5, 1895. by a group of twenty San Fran- 
cisco yachtmen, the San Francisco perpetual challenge cup has 
come to be one of the classics of the Western world. By the 
deed of gift any yacht club on the Pacific coast with three or 
more boats is permitted to issue a challenge. 

Just once, when the cup was won by the Sequoia Yacht 
Club of Eureka, was the cup taken away from San Francisco 
bay. But the San Francisco Y. C. boys brought it home the 
following year — in 1914 — the last in which a challenge was 
issued up to the present. Harry Patricia is the challenger. 

• • » 

The American League baseball schedule will be played out 
until September 2 without any readjustment, and a world's 
series staged starting September 3, it was decided at the recent 
special meeting of American League clubowners. Every club 
was represented. Early indications were that the American 
League owners would vote to close the season between August 
17 and 20. But the attitude of Barney Dreyfuss, president of 
the Pittsburg National League club and representative of the 
National League in the National Commission, changed this 
aspect. Dreyfuss, while clothed with authority to act for the 
league, had ironclad instruction that his league would not be a 
i.arty to an earlier closing than September 2. He was also 
instructed to make no agreement for a world's series to begin 
before that dat-a. 

• • * 

Lieutenant Norman Ross may compete against Duke Kaha- 
namoku and Perry McGillivray in the national championships 
in New York. Ross is still at Rockwell field. San Diego, and 



Ramon Drana was the first man back with a deer. It tipped 
the scales -at ninety-five pounds. Tony Williams also took a 
shot at it. The deer is on exhibition at Pimentals. He was 
shot on the flat near Joe's place, where deer are said to be 
plentiful in the Santa Cruz mountains. 

* * * 

Nearly every sulky star in the West is quartered at the 
State Fair grounds, Sacramento, and with but few exceptions, 
is being worked out in preparation for the California State 
Fair meet, August 31 to September 8. 

No important harness race meetings are scheduled anywhere 
in California until the State Fair meet, and in consequence 
horsemen are particularly keen for the $22,500 to be won 
then. This alone augers well for fast time when the training 
period is over. The track is fast and a crew of men is busy 
every day grooming it to keep it fast. 

* * * 

Simpson Sinsabough and Mrs. Adolph Yager, both of Los 
Angeles, were the winners in the final matches respectively 
of the men's and women's tennis singles events in the Southern 
California championship tournament at Long Beach, which 
has just closed. Sinsabaugh defeated Clarence Barker. Los 
Angeles, 6 — 2, 8 — 6, 6 — 3. Mrs. Yager defeated Mrs. Widow- 
son, Los Angeles, 3 — 6, 6 — 3. 6 — 3. 

Miss Mirian Williams, La Jolla, won the final match in the 
women's special singles events, defeating Miss Mary Louise 
Ewens. Los Angeles. 6 — 0. 6 — 2. William Hawkes and James 
Davies won the final match in the junior doubles event from 
Mortimer Brown, of Oregon, and William Balthis. 



REGISTRANTS AT THE HOTEL CLARK, LOS ANGELES 

Among the many guests at the popular Hotel Clark, Los 
Angeles, from this vicinity last week were : Chas. L. Lewis, 
Mrs. Virginia Bamber. Mrs. James Horan. Mr. and Mrs. C. 
Lauerman, H. E. Springer. Henry Ach, Mrs. Thomas Rich- 
ardson, H. J. Banta, A. L. Clark, M. Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. 
H. C. Zinn, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harrison. H. R. Cramer. G. 
N. Arnold. I. F. Trippe, G. J. McAlman, W. D. Sayers. Mrs. 
Mark Roy and family, Mrs. and Miss Eadie, Mr. French. N. 

E. Gillard, B. Young. F. C. Bernhardt and wife. E. M. Van 
Bergen and wife, Hoan Bergen, G. F. Hayman, John T. Carey. 
Mrs. O. A. Pegg. Mrs. A. K. Ford. J. L. Dunley and son, A. T. 
Arnold. A. Denton and wife, C. Landelof, J. D. Lederman. 
George Hinton and son. Geo. Barley. Robert Miller, Mr. and 
Mrs. S. W. Foster. B. Fest. Mrs. Clayton D. Quan. J. E. Peery. 

F. R. Ditty, Mrs. A. Jacobs and daughter, Dr. C. W. Wyatt, 
J. W. Day and wife. P. E. Sobotker. Wm. A. Hoefgen, V. 
Prouty. Howard C. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jacobs, D. T. 
Ayers. R. C. Loucks, A. J. Moore. J. A. Bucklin. Louis Hyman. 
W. P. Balderston. Din Bingman. P. Lawler. J. Kopecky, Miss 
Ruth Pemberton, A. M. Howat, O. Paulucci. Henry H. Sim- 
ons, J. Brennan and wife, Mrs. W. H. Collins and family, M. 
J. Block. F. Lougher. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Bruhns. D. R. Wd- 
den. Jr.. of San Francisco; Mrs. D. M. Pearson, F. M. Silsbey. 
L. B. McCann and wife, Mrs. A. H. Glasscock. Edw. Mattos. 
Jos. Azenedo. John Mitchell, of Oakland; Mrs. R. C. Shand, 
Stanley B. Freehorne. G. Chinard, F. S. Vorachek, Weston 
Logan, of Berkeley. 





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PL/DASUR.E/S WAND 

"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




Big All Star Bill Packs the Orpheum This Week. 

Limelight is all over the Orpheum bill this week, and it 
sparkles with stardom, the high lights of vaudeville, a bill that 
you can tuck away in your memory as an ideal program of 
rarely fine balance. Ralph Herz is not only original, but he 
has the knack of versatility and his art of putting it over is un- 
questioned. His rapid-fire staccato deliveries of jests, jokes, 
funnyisms and outlandish practices in characterization simply 
rolls the audience over in laughter. He touches human life on 
its serious side also, as is illustrated in the variety of his char- 
acters. No wonder he is a Broadway star, a fountain of fun, 
with a taste for vaudeville proclivities. 

Exquisite art both on the violin by Ota Gygi and the grace- 
ful and delightful dancing of Maryon Vadie proved a distin- 
guished and fine portrayal. Ota Gygi is easily one of the best 
violinists that have appeared in vaudeville, and we have had 
numbers of them from foreign countries since the war began. 
Miss Vadie portrays something new in her beautiful dancing, 
an exquisite grace, as well as fine feeling and subtle emotion. 

Dooley and Nelson are- the kind of wholesome entertainers 
that don't have to guarantee their ingenious acts ; they are all- 
round capital comedians with a laugh in every motion. They 
are the boys who do everything and do it in a way that keeps 
one entertained. They have an art all their own, and best of all 
an originality and cleverness that urges for more and more. 
The Creole Belle Valyda 
and her two Brazilian black 
"nuts" contribute a mix- 
ture of clever trio singing, 
grotesque dancing, some 
very highfalutin' nobby pi- 
ano playing. Valyda, who 
possesses a voice of some 
remarkable "changes," and 
the way she shifts it be- 
wilders and delights one. 
Frances Dougherty opens 
this remarkably diverting 
show with a variety of 
songs, both catching and 
timely. 

The holdovers are all 
gems; those two black 
crows, Moran and Mack, 
who draw gales of laugh- 
ter every time they open 
their mouths ; Derwem 
Hall Caine, in his extraor- 
dinary strong playlet "The 
Iron Hand," easily the 
best war scene enacted in 
vaudeville to date— it has 
proved an immense suc- 
cess; and those two very 
clever comedians Madden 
and Ford, in their lively- 
sketch, "Monday Morn- 
ing." The war pictures are 
unusually interesting and 
cover scenes in Palestine, 
on the French front and a 
rare flight in an airship, 
looking on the world below. 



"Billeted'' Proves the Best 
Comedy Here In a Long 
Period. 

The spirit of comedy 
sparkles through the de- 
lightful lines and action of 
"Billeted" as portrayed by 




Tina Lemer, The Brilliant Russian Pianistc, Ncxl Week at the Orpheum 



Margaret Anglin and her most excellent company. The 
role fits her like a glove. Once started the action is simply 
paved with the laughter of the delighted audience; it moves 
along like skating on ice. The idea is in keeping with war 
times. A delightful, irresponsible, charming woman, who has 
quarreled with her husband over money matters, opens the 
play living with a friend companion in a country home; resi- 
dents there discover that she and her husband have separated. 
A colonel is billeted in the house and the two become rather 
chummy, he supposing her a widow. She plays a trick with a 
telegram that leads later to comedy explanations when the hus- 
band turns up billeted in the same house. From that point on 
the action is simply a series of delightful situations reeling off 
the spirit of true comedy. 

The cast is a remarkably good one. Miss Anglin has never 
had a better one in this line of portrayal; it fits her like a glove 
and she handles her part with exquisite judgment and fine dis- 
crimination in the whirlwind of her extraordinary predicaments 
which carry her through tortuous ways from arch feeling of con- 
fidence to hysteria. Phyllis Birkett proved a remarkably 
pretty picture in her Robin Hood suit on her entrance and was 
a wonderful knitter in connecting up the distracted action at 
supreme moments. Fred Eric, as Captain Rymill, was capital 
as the husband, and with the extraordinary fine sense of humor 
given him speeded up the action and the comedy in excellent 

fashion. Colonel Preedy, 
Langdon Bruce, contribut- 
ed some very valuable love 
making. Ralph Kemmet 
does a fine piece of color- 
ful characterization as a 
bank clerk endeavoring to 
unsnarl the wife's bank ac- 
count. The comedy and 
the cast are far ahead of 
anything we have had here 
for many lonesome, dreary 
days. Miss Anglin and her 
co-actors are to be con- 
gratulated on their delight- 
ful production. 



Cort Theater. — The an- 
nual concert given by the 
members of the Bohemian 
Club for their ladies and 
other friends will take place 
at the Cort Theater next 
Thursday afternoon, when 
selections from "The Twi- 
light of the Kings," music 
by Wallace A. Sabin and 
book by Richard M. Hotal. 
ing. will be the principal 
feature of the program. 

The Symphony Orches- 
tra, which will interpret 
the selections will number 
seventy picked musicians 
and the Bohemian chorus 
of sixty voices will be 
heard in several numbers 
from the work. The beau- 
tiful ballet from "The Land 
of Happiness." the grove 
play of last year, book by 
Charles Templeton Crock- 
er and music by Joseph D. 
Redding, will be played un- 
der the baton of the com- 
poser, and a number of 



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particular interest to all will be a movement from the New 
England Symphony of Edgar Stillman Kelley, who has just 
been made an honorary member o£ the Bohemian Club and 
who will also conduct. The vocal soloists will all sing selec- 
tions from "The Twilight of the Kings."" Easton Kent giving 
the "Song of Love," Jerome P. Uhl singing the "Drinking 
Song," Winfield Blake giving the 'Song of the Wanderer," and 
Charles Bulotti being heard in the "Song of Peace." Com- 
poser Sabin will direct the orchestra in all of the music from 
"The Twilight of the Kings," and Author Hotaling will read 
a synopsis of the play. Seats will be ready at the box office 

of the Cort Theater next Monday morning. 

* * * 

Columbia. — Margaret Anglin will begin the second week of 
her limited engagement at the Columbia theatre in her charm- 
ing comedy, "Billeted"" Miss Anglin needs no heralding ex- 
cept the announcement of her name, the time and the play- 
house. Her present play, "Billeted," is a clever comedy with 
farcical phases, each line and situation of which leads to a 
tingle and a laugh. Since the opening performance on Mon- 
day night there has been a constant demand at the Columbia 
box-office, and there is every indication that the theatre will 
be crowded at every performance for the remainder of Miss 

Anglin's limited season. Miss Anglin does not play in Oakland. 

* * * 

Orpheum. — Horace Goldin, the world's greatest illusionist, 
will appear after an absence of five years, which has been 
spent in Great Britain, the Antipodes, South Africa and the 
Orient. Mr. Goldin will introduce a number of startling illus- 
ions which eclipse anything in the way of black art ever pre- 
sented here. He brings his own company, which includes Bar- 
bara Babington, an English pantomimist of considerable re- 
nown. Tina Lerner, the brilliant Russian pianist, who created 
one of the greatest musical furores in the history of the Or- 
pheum, is one of the few women piano virtuosi to acquire in- 
ternational fame, tremendous difficulties being surmounted. 
She is unsurpassed in her art. Miss Lerner's engagement is 
for next week only. Harris and Manion, who present "Uncle 
Jerry at the Opera," are excellent comedians. Ernestine Gor- 
don and Eleonore Kern are fascinating girls who entertain de- 
lightfully. One is an excellent violinist, the other a skilled 
pianist Maryon Vadie, the famous American danseuse, and 
Ota Gygi, violinist to the King of Spain, will present a new 
programme. Dooley and Nelson, the six-cylinder comedians; 
Valyda and her "Brazilian Nuts" and Ralph Herz, the famous 
comedy and vaudeville star, also contribute to this exception- 
ally fine bill. The series of the Allied Nations' Offical War 
Films will continue to be presented. 



HOW THE JEWS LIVE IN KIEV. 

The condition of the Jews in Kiev is a very sorry one indeed, 
and that they are constantly at the mercy of soldiers is the con- 
tents of a report from Kiev received here recently. In one in- 
stance the soldiers, who are known as "Heidamaken," compell- 
ed a number of Jewish tailors to take their sewing machines 
and go along with them. These tailors were taken to the Mich- 
ailovsky Monastery, where, according to the reports, the work- 
men not only are compelled to work without compensation, but 
are also in danger of their lives. 

On a few occasions the soldiers "arrested" some Jewish wo- 
men and took them away, no one knows where. 

As a result of scarcity of money and food, the Jewish hos- 
pital had to shut its doors. A committee of prominent Jews 
was appointed for the purpose of liquidating the hospital af- 
fairs. It is hoped that the Jewish hospital will be transferred 
to the Jewish community, and will be conducted more syste- 
matically than heretofore. 



Old Doctor — "Now. when your patient asks you for a 

tonic, what are you going to do about it?" Young Doctor — 
"Find what she really needs and prescribe it?" Old Doctor — 
"Wrong! No success in that method. Whenever your pa- 
tient has diagnosed her own case and tells you she needs a 
tonic, you prescribe a tonic every time." Young Doctor — 
"Why?" Old Doctor — "Don't you guess why? Because she 
will then have to see that you know almost, if not quite, as 
much about medicine as she does!" — Judge. 



GENERAL FOCH. 

Major Requin, of the French General Staff, draws a char- 
acter portrait of General Foch, in this week's New Republic: 

By the strength and uprightness of his character, as well 
as by his great intelligence and his military science, Foch is 
the accomplished type of a cheif — a chief modest and simple, 
who shows himself only in the serious hours, when responsi- 
bilities crush others, and who then takes them with a resolu- 
tion, an energy, and a serenity which astound everyone. 

Essentially a definite person, once in action, he retains only 
positive facts upon which he will build his plans. This is the 
reason for his requiring great clearness in all reports, verbal 
or written; he never allows two ideas to be given him at the 
same time. If someone commits an error a gesture, well known 
to his staff, which seems to push aside any second thought, 
is invariably accompanied by the brief remark : "I don't fol- 
low you any longer," or "That is ancient history — go on," when 
it refers to facts without any bearing on the decision to be 
taken. 

During the execution even more than in the preparation, 
he admits neither delay or carelessness and his natural kind- 
liness stops as soon as the country's interests are at stake. 



LAY OF THE ZEALOUS FARMER. 

Sing a song of farmers, 

Up at early morn, 
With four-and-twenty chores to do 

Before the breakfast horn. 
When the breakfast's over, 

There's little to be done. 
Except to plow the fodder 

And let the harrows run, 
And mow the sheep and prune the beets 

And curry up the swine, 
And shear the hens and dig the hay 

And shoe the gentle kine, 
And saw the wheat and rake the rye 

And irrigate the land. 
And things like that which city folks 

Can never understand. 



A young lawyer down in Florida was running for office. Stop- 
ping his horse one evening in front of a little shanty, he inquired 
of the old man lounging against the door if he might spend the 
night. "Sure, partner, stop and light." The lawyer "lighted." 
One room there was with a bearskin stretched out in a corner 
and a pumpkin for a pillow. The "cracker" pointed to the bear- 
skin. "Stranger, I tell ye what we'll do — ye take the pumpkin 
and the b'arskin. and I'll rough it!" — Everybody's Magazine. 



Cort Theatre 



SPECIAL 



Columbia Theatre 



Thursday Afternoon, August 16 at 2:46 

MIDSUMMER MUSIC OF BOHEMIA 
Selections from 

"THE TWILIGHT OF THE KINGS'' 
Music by Wallace A. Sabin. Book by Richard M. Hotaling: Ballet Music from 
'T'le Land of Happiness." New England Symphony, by Edgar Stillman 
Kelley. and other Works. Symphony Orch.-»rra of 70. Prominent Soloists 
and Chorus of 60. 
Reserved Seats. f-'.tl-Vi and tl. on sal" at the Cort Theatre . Monday Morning 

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"BILLETED" 

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ENGAGEMENTS 

GGRDON-TUTTLE— Miss Emilia Gordon, the daughter of Phil. K. Gor- 
don, has announced her engagement to Captain Shelby Mason Tuttle, 
United States Army. 

MORRIS-LANDON— Mrs. Burlington Carlisle, of Claremont Park, Berke- 
ley, announced the engagement recently of her sister. Miss Dorothy 
Adele Morris, and Elliott S. Landon, United States Navy. 

PRATT-BURKE — Announcement has been made of the engagement of 
Miss Virinda Lynn Pratt, of Sacramento, and Lieutenant Sherman 
Kennedy Burke, U. S. A. 

WERTHBTM-GOLDMAN — The engagement is announced of Richard S. 
Goldman, a young attorney of this city, to Miss Alice Wertheim, of 
Great Falls, Montana 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT. 

KLEINHAUS-OSGOOD. — Mrs Hazel Biese Kleinhaus, daughter of Cap- 
tain and Mrs. John Niemeyer, will be married in October to John C. 
Osgood, of Denver. 

WEDDINGS 

LINNARD-ROYCE. — The marriage of Miss Dorothy Linnard and Lieu- 
tenant Stephen Wheeler Royce took place Thursday afternoon at the 
Hotel Biltmore, New York. 

STONEY-DAVtS — Miss Florence Stoney will become the bride of Ensiga 
Charles Henry Davis, U. S. N , today. 
LUNCHEONS. 

BARKER — Miss Margaret Barker was hostess at a delightful luncheon 
Wednesda i 

BENJAMIN. — Mrs. Raymond Benjamin entertained a number of her 
friends in honor of Mrs. Edward Twltchell. 

BRADY. — Mrs. George T. Brady, who has recently moved into an attrac- 
tive home on Greenwich street, entertained an interesting group of 
friends at luncheon Wednesday. The luncheon was in honor of Mis:* 
Frederika Otis. 

DE GUIGNE— Mrs. Christian de Guigne, Jr., entertained a group of the 
smart set at a delightfully informal buffet luncheon Sunday, the 
guests gathering for the pleasurable affair at the lovely home of the 
hostess in the foothills back of San Mateo. 

LOOM1S — Francis B. Loomis entertained an interesting party at lunch- 
eon at the St. Francis recently. 

OXNARD. — Miss Lota Robinson was the complimented guest at a lunch- 
eon which Mrs. Robert Oxnard gave Friday afternoon. 

McCORMICK. — Mrs. Charles McCormick invited a few friends to enjoy 
luncheon with her Friday. 

SCOTT.— Mrs. Henry T. Scott invited a number of friends to lunch with 
her on Thursday at her home in Burlingame. 

TREAT. — Mrs. Joseph B. Treat gave an informal luncheon Tuesday at 
the Francisca Club. During General Treat's absence. Mrs. Treat 
will occupy their quarters at the Presidio. 

VAN DUSEN— Mrs. George C. Van Dusen entertained a group of friends 
at the Francesca Club at luncheon Wednesday in honor of Mrs. 
Eleanor Martin. 

DINNERS. 

BECK. — Colonel and Mrs. Paul Beck asked a group of the smart set to 
be their guests at dinner next Sunday evening at the Menlo Country 
Club. 

l iavis.- Captain William Davis was host at a dinner party Tuesday 
night at the Hotel St. Francis prior to the dance given at Assembly 
Hall by the crew of the U. S. S. Ward. 

MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin was hostess at informal dinner party at 
her home on Broadway on Tuesday evening. 

ROMANOVSKY — Mr. and Mrs. George Romanovsky entertained at a 
dinner at their apartments at Powell and California streets. The 
guest of honor was D. Novitsky, a member of the Russian Embassy, 
who has been in town for a few days. 

SCHWERIN — Mrs. Rennie Pierre Schwerin invited a number of friendn 
to dine with her informally on Thursday evening at the S-hwerin 
home In Burlingame. 

STOW. — In compliment to Miss Nellie Stow, who is visiting in Santa 
Barbara, Mrs. Sherman Slow, Mrs. Stow Fithlan and Miss Dorothj 
Fithlan entertained with a dinner at their home recently. 

WALES. — Major and Mrs. Philip Wales entertained Informally at dinner 
Thursday evening at their attractive home in Menlo Park, 
TEAS. 

1IUGHSON — Mrs. George Hughson. a bride of B lew months, enfc 
witli a pretty tea at her apartments on Seventeenth avenue 
THEATRE PARTIES. 

CROCKER. — Mrs. Templeton Crocker gave a box parly at the Columbia 
Monday night. 

CASSERLY. — Mr. and Mts. J. B. Casserly gave a theatre parly on Mon- 
day night for the opening performance of Miss Margaret Anglin. 
WEEK END. 

DONOHOE — Misses Christine and Mary Donohoe will entertain a group 
of the younger set at a delightful house party over the week-end at 
their charming country home in Menlo Park. 
ARRIVALS. 

BALLIN-HINDE — Mr. and Mrs. BalHn-Hlnde, of London,, Enplane]. ;lv 
at the Fairmount^ 

CONRAD. — Mr. and Mrs. Barnaby Conrad have reopened their home on 
Divisadero street, after having occupied an attractive house in San 
Rafael during the early summer months. 




DE PUE. — Mr. and Mrs. Edgar de Pue and their son-in-law' and daugh- 
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Matthews, returned Monday from- a delight- 
ful week-end passed at iheir lovely country place. "Elvaton." in Yolo 
County. 

DREXEL.— Mr. and Mrs. John R. Drexet, of Philadelphia, and their 
daughter, Miss Alice Drexel. have returned to town after completing 
a delightful sojourn at Tahoe Tavern. 

FARQUHARSON.— Mrs. C. C. Farquhurson returned to San Francis. .. 
Monday evening, after passing a delightful month in Santa Barbara. 
where she was the guest of Mrs. George Tallant. 

GALLOIS — Mrs. John Gallois is enjoying a visit of several days in Belve- 
dere, where she is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Moore. 

GRAHAM — Mrs. William Miller Graham, one of the society leaders of 
New York and Santa Barbara, has come to town for a brief stay. 

HAMMER — Mrs. William Hammer has returned to town after passing a 
delightful visit with friends on the Russian river. 

HOLMAN — Mrs. A_ S. Holman, of West Clay Park, has returned to he* 
home from New Orleans and other points of interest In the East and 
South. 

LORD — Mrs. Marion Lord Is in San Francisco this week for a visit, the 
guest of Mrs. James Athearn Folger. 

LUND — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lund, Jr., who have been enjoying a six 
weeks' visit in Santa Barbara, have returned to town. They have 
taken an apartment for the winter at California and Powell streets. 

PAYNE. — Mr. and Mrs. William Payne, who have been at Burlingame 
over the summer at the George L. Payne home, have returned to 
their own home in town. 

SELFRIDGE. — Dr. and Mrs. Grant Selfridge, who have been visiting in 
Santa Barbara for several weeks, have returned to town. 

SMITH — Dr. and Mrs^ James Franklin Smith have returned to their 
residence on Broadway from a pleasurable visit at the Feather River 
Inn. 

TERR\. — Dr. and Mrs. Wallace I. Terry and Mrs. Frederick Pickering 
nave returned home from an automobile tour of northern California. 

WALKER— Talbot Walker has arrived from Santa Barbara and will re- 
main In San Francisco for several days as the guest of his mother, 
Mrs. Cyrus Walker, at her home on Jackson street. 

DEPARTURES. 
ANTILLO — Frederico Antlllo and Jose Asceves. who have been visiting 

in San Francisco for several weeks, have left for their homes in 

Mexico City. 
BROMFIELD — Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bromfield and Mr. and Mrs. John 

Studebaker Johnson have left on a pleasurable motor trip, with 

Tahoe as their destination. 
ci.iPTON— Mr. and Mrs Horace Clifton are anticipating a delightful 

visit to Lake Tahoe, planning to leave today for a sojourn of se 

weeks at the popular resort. 
HENRY — Mrs. Howard Henry, the wife of Major Henry, who is at pres- 
ent stationed at Camp Fremont, is enjoying a visit at Tahoe Ts 
KENT. — Mr. and Mrs. Piatt Kent have gone to the Weber Lake Country 

Club in the Sierras, joining Mr. and Mrs. William C. Duncan. 
LEWIS — Mrs. Edson A. Lewis, who has been residing ot the Presidio 

for many months, will give up her quarters there within a day or so. 

having taken a charming bungalow in San Anselmo. where she will 

be established until the return of Colonel Lewis, U. S. A., from 

France. 
LOOMIS. — Mrs. Francis B. Loomis has gone to Springfield, Mass.. to 

visit relatives. 
MIM3R. — Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner left Wednesday morning for 

Washington, where she will join Lieutenant -i Commander Miner, f ' 

S. N. 

INTIMATIONS. 

BRUER. — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Bruer, who have been East for B 

time, are now visiting in Canada, and before returning to San Fran- 

Cisco will pass a few weeks in the Canadian Rockies, 
DE BABLA.w Mr. and Mrs. Eugene De Sal. la. Dr. and Mis. William <:. 
Lyle and Mrs. Herbert W, Payne, the latter two daughters <>( the 

de Sablas. are expected to arrive here on August 20, 
DREXEL— Mr. and Mrs. John R. Drexel and their daughter, Miss Alice 

Drexel. who are at Tahoe alter completing an enjoyable visit in this 

city, are planning to take a trip to Alaska soon. 
HART — Dr. and Mrs. Morton E. Hart have taken apartments at the 

Fairmont for the winter. 
I IEAUST.— Mrs, Phoel.e a. Hearst is passing a few days in town from 

her ranch home in Pleasanton. 
HINCKLEY. — Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Hinckley (Helen Stone) have ac- 
quired a ranch home near Stockton and are now making their home 

there. 
JACKLING.— Mr, and Mrs. Daniel C. Jatkling expect to arrive in San 

Francisco next Wednesday. 
MAY — Miss Isabelle May. of Washington, who visited here as the guest 

Of Mrs. George T. Marye, is now in Santa Barbara, where she is a 

guest at El Mirasol 
PHELAN. — Senator frames 1 >. 1'h. Ian had a small house party at bin 

home near Los Gatos this week. 
SCOTT.— Mr. and Mrs*. Harry II. S. ..it and their family, who are with 

theHenry T. Scott family in Burlingame. plan to return In about two 

weeks or less. 



August 10, 1918. 



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Fashions, Fads and Frills 



Just what would we do without our afternoon teas? I'm 
sure they are the everlasting excuse in which we take refuge 
for wearing our newest and most coveted afternoon frocks. 
Whether it be at one of the smart hotels in town or in the big 
"out-doors," the tea is served and the frock is worn. Just at 
present the favorable weather conditions permit extensive en- 
tertaining on the lawns and in the gardens of suburban homes. 
What a refreshing sight! Light, flimsy dresses of voiles, ba- 
tiste, and organdie, which appeal. Oh, so much as the mercury 
rises. 

The Trimmingless Dress. 

The other day I was particularly fascinated with an unusual 
little design in a delicate tint of orchid chiffon. The waist was 
collarless, with hemstitching at the neckline and buttoned at 
the back. The skirt was slightly draped at the left side, which, 
by the way, is to be a popular fall feature. The sole trim- 
ming and charm of the creation was a girdle of three narrow 
ribbons in emerald green, deep violet and salmon-pink, which 
formed a loop bow and long ends at the waistline where the 
fulness of the draped skirt was caught up. 

Simplicity, of course, dominated and was the secret of its 
successful appearance. But then simplicity always means 
success with a gown. The youthful frock illustrated is severely 
simple, yet for that very reason is a high achievement in the 
art of dress design. 

Informal dresses are worn now almost exclusively and one 
sees the formal evening dress only at some ultra extraordinary 
affair. The existing conditions have exerted a noticeable in- 
fluence over the women of today in the selection of her ward- 
robe. For, indeed, the utmost care and discretion must be used 
in the selection of clothes now. To go into the shops and in- 
dulge in fanciful luxuries is but a memory. More human things 
occupy our time and reflections, and clothes have only a sec- 
ondary claim in our sentiments. 

Much Ado About Hats. 

Do women fully realize the importance of a becoming hat? 
I think not. Some charming costumes lose all effectiveness 
because the wearer does not give enough consideration to the 
most essential article of her wardrobe. And right now there 
is such a wide selection and variety even for the most fas- 
tidious. Dainty organdies with fluffy little ruffles for the 
summery afternoon frock, chiffon and flowers for the foulard 
or Georgette dress, and smart little advanced velvet shapes 
for the more tailored costume. What a tragedy if Madame 
does not search and find the acme of charm and fascination 
to complete her carefully thought out wardrobe. 






Following the Straight Silhouette 



One Reason for Sports 




For Those Who Enjoy a Dip. 

For those who enjoy a dip comes a variety of suits just friv- 
olous enough to meet the frolicsome waves of the shore. And 
then all the beach accessories! The ordinary sweater of last 
year has given way to the more pretentious and elaborate qual- 
ities of the beach cape. One feels quite undressed without 
this charming protection against the unmerciful rays of the 
obstinate sun. One of the shops shows a model developed in 
vermillion rubberized satin, trimmed with fringe of the same 
color around the lower edge of the cape. Bewitching indeed 
would the dark-eyed vivacious maiden be wearing this cape 
over a simple black satin suit! A vermillion cap with fringe 
loosely dangling over the left ear is a delightful complement to 
this costume, which defies the most dashing white caps. 

And then, of course, tennis or golf is an excellent excuse for 
some alluring new designs in sports clothes. And sports clothes 
must receive their due consideration, for how often do they 
fill in when one does not know just what to wear? The dress 
illustrated is particularly attractive for the young girl with a 
slim figure. It is developed in cream-colored wool jersey and 
bright green worsted is used for the blan- 
ket-stitch around the collar. The large 
pockets are attached and button on the 
peplun to match the buttonover effect of 
the cuff. 



MARINES OPERATING GIANT 
SEARCHLIGHT. 

One of the American searchlights now 
looking for German aircraft in Paris. A 
battery of them is operated by the United 
States Marines. 

The "Devil Dogs" seem to be able to 
do everything. They are highly trained 
in the art of warfare, which the Germans 
to their sorrow, have found out. 

Headquarters for the Marines at 371 
Market Street. San Francisco. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



August 10, 1918. 






KINGS -HAVE NOTHING ON" 
GUESTS. 



TECHAU TAVERN 



^nNANCIAy 



The crops of the state are likely to make a high 
General record in value but not in tonnage. The citrus 

Conditions crop for the year beginning November 1st 

promises well in spite of rather serious injury 
to the northern crop by a heat wave in June. The farm labor 
situation, although strained, has not become acute, and with 
the aid of youths and women for handling the lighter work, 
and of Mexicans for the beet and cotton harvest, we shall ap- 
parently get through with little or no loss of crops. As was 
expected from the failure of winter rains to soak the ground to 
the usual depth and the lack of a normal snowfall in the 
Sierras, there is developing a scarcity of water for power and 
for late irrigation, which may reduce the yield of the late ma- 
turing crops, especially of rice, and which is causing much 
anxiety and expense to stockmen. The forage crops of the 
state are not sufficient to adequately provide for our animals, 
and stock must be moved out or feed brought in. All our min- 
ing industries are active except gold mining in the least profit- 
able mines, some of which have closed down because it was 
taking more gold to operate the mines than could be got by 
their operation. The shipbuilding and allied industries are 
working at high pressure in this state as elsewhere, and the 
phenomenal movement of troops and supplies to the war zones 
is evidence of the success of our shipbuilding program. 



The campaign for the fourth Liberty Loan will open Satur- 
day. September 28. and continue for three weeks, ending Octo- 
ber 19. it is announced by Secretary McAdoo. 

In fixing three weeks as the length of the campaign instead 
of four, treasury officials plan for a more intensive campaign. 

Although official announcement has not been made, the 
amount of the loan probably will be $6,000,000,000 and the rate 
of interest which the bonds will bear 4 1-4 per cent. Should 
the treasury decide soon to place in market certificates of in- 
debtedness redeemable next June, when taxes are paid, the 
amount of the loan may be reduced. 



The money and property which has been taken over by A. 
Mitchell Palmer, enemy property custodian, has passed the 
$50,000,000 it is announced. All cash taken over is sent to 
the treasury to be invested in Liberty Bonds, and whenever 
possible the enemy property is converted into cash which is 
similarly invested. On July 31 Mr. Palmer had purchased 
$42,970,027 worth of the bonds, and $2,807,905 more was avail- 
able at the treasury for investment in the coming loan. 



What is by far the most encouraging news that has reached 
the local investment market for some time past relative to the 
sugar production situation in the Hawaiian islands was con- 
tained in cable advices received from Honolulu recently by 
Edward Pollitz & Co.. announcing the completion of the Ha- 
waiian Commercial and Sugar Company's grinding season. 
The company, which is the premier producer on the islands, 
has just finished grinding this season's crop, which, the dis- 
patch said, amounted to 57,750 tons. This is some 4,000 tons in 
excess of the original estimate of the 1918 outturn made by the 
company's plantation manager, who forecast a yield of 53,650 
tons early in the year. The production for this year compares 
with an outturn of 53.812 tons for 1917. and is about 1,200 
tons below the record for 1916. when conditions were aii in 
fr.vor of the growing crop. 



That the Government is frowning on the exportation of silver 
purchased in domestic markets above the fixed price of 61 an 
ounce, has been mentioned recently. News to the same effect 
has been received from the East, where the pressing needs of 
foreign buyers among the allies are being felt. 

Eastern bullion dealers say that the available stocks of sil- 
ver are utterly inadequate to satisfy the demand. The bulk of 
the supply coming upon the market is absorbed either by the 
United States or allied governments. 



In the days before the king and emperor business became 
so precarious, it was the custom of those exalted personages 
to command luxurious entertainments for their hours of relaxa- 
tion. Feasting there was, and singing, and the soft allure- 
ment of the dance. Today the plain citizen is king, and those 
old rulers of bygone days "had nothing on him" in the way 
of an evenings enjoyment. The modern king, Mr. Plain Citi- 
zen, has only to hie him to, let us say, Techau Tavern, to com- 
mand, at a moderate price, entertainment such as a king might 
envy. No dance music could be finer than that provided by 
the Tavern's famous Jazz Orchestra, and no floor more agree- 
able to dance on. And there are greater rewards than the mere 
pleasure of dancing, for the management, ever mindful of the 
ladies, has staged the now well known Merchandise r )ances 
with rich favors of fine silk apparel which are presented, with- 
out competition, at dinner and after the theater. Wishing the 
best only, these articles are purchased from Livingston Bros. 
An additional favor, every evening, is a five dollar war stamp. 
To crown all there is the Show Girl Revue Corps, beautiful, 
richly gowned young ladies who are all artists, and whose 
repertoire includes ragtime, arias and ballads. 



"You simply cannot trust anybody. Everyone seems 

so dishonest nowadays." declared the woman. "My maid, 
in whom I had the utmost confidence, left me suddenly yes- 
terday and took with her my beautiful pearl brooch." "That 
is too bad." sympathized the friend. "Which one was it?" 
"That very pretty one I smuggled through last spring." — 
Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. 



"Charley, dear." said young Mrs. Torkins, "that young 

man in the bureau of information wouldn't answer a single 
question I asked him this morning." Whaddidgy ask him?" 
"I asked him how long the government will operate the rail- 
roads and whether trains will run any faster and fares be any 
cheaper. All he would say was that he didn't know. I be- 
lieve that young man is being censored." — Washington Star. 



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ISSKSSMENT NOTICE 
Queen Kcgcul Merger Mint.-.* Company 

Location of principal place of business, Ban Francisco, California. Location of 
works— Mineral County, Nevada. 

i- heni.y Riven that at a meeting of ihe Directors held on (be 24th day Of 
filly, 191*. an assessment of one-half cent per share was levied upon the issued capital 
stork of the corporation, payable immediately, in legal money of the United States. 
to the Secretary, at the office of the Company, at" Monaduock Building. San Fran- 
clsco, California, 

Any stock on which this asfesnnenl si ml I remain nnpaldon the2Sth day of August. 
1918, will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auction, and unless payment 
ia made before, will be sold on Tuesday, the 24th day of September, 19IB, to pay the 
delinquent assessment, together with costs of advertising and expenses of sale, 

H. B. WADE, Secretary. 

Office— 681 Market Street. San Francisco. California. 



August 10, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



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Industries of the Coast 




As a measure calculated to aid in power and fuel conserva- 
tion, the Northern California Power Company is sending out 
letters to all irrigators asking that they pump as much as possi- 
ble at night, and preferably after midnight. The company is 
talcing this action upon request of State Power Administrator 

H. G. Butler and Food Administrator Merritt. 

» * * 

John D. Ryan, Director of Aircraft Production, told a crowd 
of several thousand soldiers working in spruce camps at Van- 
couver, Wash., that the United States aircraft program is 
rapidly coming to fruition, so rapidly in fact, that thousands 
of airplanes for service overseas now are in sight. The num- 
ber of planes soon available was indicated when Ryan said 
50,000 Liberty Motors have been ordered for them, and that 

the new motor was worthy of the highest praise. 

• • • 

The Placer County fruit growers are receiving big prices 
for their fruit. Eighty dollars a ton is being offered for Cling 
peaches, and Bartlett pears are bringing $3 to $4 a box. The 
Newcastle Fruit Company reports the sale this week of a 
straight car of plums, sold in Philadelphia, for $2,659, and a 
mixed car of peaches, pears and plums, sold in Chicago, for 
$2,565. 

The Earl Fruit Company, of Auburn, reports the sale of a 
straight car of plums, in Pittsburg, for $2,237. The same 
company sold for J. H. Andregg, of Auburn, fourteen boxe-s 
of Nonpareil cherries for $85.75, or at the rate of $6.12 1-2 a 
box. 

Henry J. Widenmann. State Highway Commissioner, has 
returned from a nine-day tour in the northern part of the state 
for the purpose of speeding up construction work on the road 
from Redding to Dunsmuir. Ten or twelve miles of road in 
this part of the state are in very bad condition. Some stretches 
are extremely rough and narrow. Grading work along these 
roads has been under contract for over a year, yet the highway 

through to Oregon is still uncompleted for these few miles. 

• * * 

Placer County grain farmers went on record at a conference 
held last week as favoring the organization of a State Grain 
Growers' Association, as suggested by Federal Food Commis- 
sioner Ralph Merritt. 

• * • 

Construction has commenced on the Pacific Coast Land and 
Industrial Expostion, which will open at the Civic Auditorium, 
Oakland, September 9, and continue for a run of twenty-eight 
days. 

The fence which will inclose the thirty acres is half com- 
pleted, and the work is progressing so rapidly that the direct- 
ors are convinced that all pavilions and inclosures will be 
ready on schedule time for the installation of exhibits two 

weeks before the formal opening. 

• • • 

W. E. Anderson, Tulare County manager of the newly organ- 
ized California Alfalfa Growers' Association, has announced 
that more alfalfa growers are daily coming into the association. 
They are signing up acreage at the rate of between 800 and 

1,000 acres a day. 

• • • 

A more thorough understanding between the various co- 
operative producers' associations in California is planned by 
Col. Harris Weinstock, who met with the San Joaquin Valley 
Milk Producers' Association recently. As a result of the con- 
ference with the officers of the Milk Producers, it was decided 
to name a joint committee of Milk Producers' and the Co-op- 
erative Creameries' Association to plan for closer relationship 
between the organizations. 



"I don't know how many times he kissed me." 

"What! With the thing going on right under your nose!" — 
Harvard Lampoon. 



Release of a $1,500,000 mortgage made at Fresno by the 
General Petroleum two years ago in favor of the Mercantile 
Trust Company has been filed in the county recorder's ofixe. 
The property mortgaged to secure the bond issue of that date 
included all the holdings of the General Petroleum in Fresno, 
Orange, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Kern, 
Los Angeles and Kings counties. The release was executed 
June 21. The Mercantile Trust Company, as successor of the 
Columbia Trust Company, also filed a partial release on Sec- 
tion 2, 19-15, and lots 3, 4, 5 and 8 and east half of lot 7. the 
property of the Coalinga field recently sold by the General Pe- 
troleum to the Standard Oil Company. 
* * * 

After a hard battle for existence the Peninsula Hotel at San 
Mateo will close its doors this week and may never again he 
opened as a hotel. This was announced by Manager F. E. 
Goodwin, representing Samuel Newhouse, of Salt Lake, who 
has been operating the hotel under a lease. Attempts have 
been made repeatedly during the past few years to make the 
hotel a profitable venture, but all have failed. The New Camp 
Fremont regulations requiring all officers and soldiers to sleep 
within the cantonment was a big factor in the decision to close 
the hotel, according to Manager Goodwin. 
+ * * 

A tentative fifty per cent increase in taxes on all estates be- 
tween $50,000 and $8,000,000 was agreed upon by the Ways 
and Means Committee in Congress. Estates above $8,000,000 
and not over $10,000,000 will be taxed 35 per cent, while those 
in excess of $10,000,000 will be called upon to pay 40 per cent. 
It is estimated that the new rates will produce $100,000,000 in 
revenue. 

Experts of the Treasury Department, who are assisting the 
committee, have estimated that the revenue from the estate 
taxes, under existing laws, will yield $70,000,000 in the fiscal 
year ending June 30. 1919, so that the increased rates, pro- 
posed at the session, represent a clear gain in revenue of at 

least $30,000,000. 

• * * 

Dissatisfied with the neglect of the Park Commissioners in 
the matter of the improvement and beautifying of Mountain 
Lake Park, the Point Lobos Improvement Club announces 
that it will have a charter amendment prepared for submission 
to the electors placing this tract of land under the jurisdiction 
of the Playground Commission, taking it from the jurisdiction 
of the Park Commissioners. For more than forty years this 
park, one of the most attractive in natural beauties in the city, 
has lain idle and unbeautified. Repeated appeals, for the past 
twelve years to the Park Commissioners, have been ignored. 

so the Point Lobos Club declares. 

• • * 

Municipal ownership of public utilities, began in Palo Alto 
in 1897 with the establishment of a city water system, has 
been extended gradually until at present this municipality of 
8.000 inhabitants owns and successfully operates the following 
enterprises : 

Electric light and power plant and distributing system. 

Water pumping plant and distributing system. 

Gas distributing system. 

Garbage destructor, collection done by contract. 

Corporation yard. 

Hotel for itinerant laborers. 

Jitney bus station. 

Swimming pool. 

Public library in a building donated by Carnegie. 



Professor — Does the moon affect the tide? 

No. sir, merely the united. — Stanford Chaparral. 



Co-ed — 



To a native of a certain section of the Southwest that 

is well known for its malarial tendencies a St Louis traveling 
man said: "I notice that there is a great deal of ague here- 
about." "Yes." was the laconic response. "That's a great 
drawback. It unfits a man entirely for work, doesn't it?" 
"Generally it does,"' said the other. "Still, here on my farm, 
when my man John has a right hard fit of the shakes we 
fastens the churn-dasher to him and. stranger, he brings the 
butter inside of fifteen minutes." — New York Times. 



16 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 10, 1918. 



INSURANCE 



In accordance with the reward system that was inaugurated 
by the Fireman's Fund to encourage the development of meth- 
ods in transacting the routine business of the head office, 
three prizes have recently been awarded as follows: Mrs. 
E. R. Runkle. for improving the records for the fire loss depart- 
ment and enlarging the index system; Chas. Preston, for an 
accounting system for segregation of the marine war tax; and 
Chas. T. Dodge, for an indexing system for the auto loss de- 
partment. These three suggestions have been put into opera- 
tion with a resulting increased efficiency, economy and service. 
Mr. Tirrell W. Fletcher, Special Agent for the Fireman's Fund 
in the San Joaquin Valley, north coast and Nevada, is leaving 
the company to go into the local agency business at San Pedro 
and Wilmington. California, where he will be affiliated with 
his brother-in-law. E. W. Sanderson. Jr., who is already well 

established in this field. 

* * * 

Walter G. Eader, for many years Oakland representative of 
the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, has resign- 
ed that position to become general agent for the Equitable 
Life of Iowa, with jurisdiction over Northern California. 
Eader has demonstrated himself to be one of the most success- 
ful life insurance men in this vicinity. 

* * * 

George T. Wilson, second vice president of the Equitable 
Assurance Society of New York, was a visitor to San Fran- 
cisco this week. Mr. Wilson is famous as an orator and lately 
has been doing considerable war work in the East. While here 
he addressed the Oakland Chamber of Commerce and the Cali- 
fornia representatives of his company. 

* * * 

A committee of the Board of Underwriters of the Pacific 
Coast has been appointed for the purpose of revising the plans 
and a form for the covering of property being made for the 
government and also all plants engaged in making war ma- 
terials. Under the general rule of insurance each company 
takes its proportion of risk, to the extent of its ability to as- 
sume liability. Under the government requirements, where 
immediate coverage is needed it has been found that this way 
was too slow, and for the purposes of facilitating such placing 
of the business one form should be used and each company 
taking its share of the risk. In this manner all the fire insur- 
ance on such risks will be immediately covered by all the com- 
panies. 

* * * 

The casualty companies operating in California plan to aid 
the Insurance Federation of California in its membership drive 
by having the special agents promote interest in the movement 
in the territory they cover. Final arrangements as to how this 
will be carried out have not yet been made, but Bert Davis, 
president of the federation, and Guy C. Macdonald. secretary 
of the casualty companies' board, hope to have the plan com- 
pleted within the next few days. 

* * * 

The managers of the life insurance companies of San Fran- 
cisco are combining and making plans for participation in the 
forthcoming Liberty Loan drive. By consolidating their facili- 
ties it is believed that their work will be much more effective. 
E. H. Lestock Gregory, of the Aetna Life, and E. J. Thomas. 
President of the Life Underwriters' Association of San Fran- 
cisco, are completing the arrangements. 
• * • 

George Leisander, local manager of the Guardian Life, has 
removed his offices from the Mills Building to the fifth floor 
of the Phelan Building. It is believed that the new location 
is more central for the large number of San Francisco policy 
holders. 

* * * 

Robert Lee Stephenson, General Agent of the Union Centra] 
Life, has returned from his annual vacation in the vicinity of 
Lake Tahoe. Last year Mr. Stephenson, accompanied by Clar- 
ence Bennett, of the Fidelity & Deposit Company, walked from 
Tahoe to the Yosemite, but this year he was content to sojourn 
on the shores of California's famous lake. 



Marine insurance writers are anxiously watching for further 
news of the Canda Maru, which went ashore last week off the 
Pacific coast shoreline. The vessel at this time is valued at 
more than $1,500,000, while her cargo is estimated at from six 
to seven million dollars. Considerable of this has been jetti- 
soned and the vessel has proceeded, damaged considerably, to 
a Puget Sound port. It is the opinion of San Francisco under- 
writers that the net loss will be in the neighborhood of from 
one to three million dollars. It will take several years to ad- 
just the loss. 



PAINTING PICTURES WITH THE USE OF 
ARTIFICIAL ARMS. 

It remained for the State Industrial Accident Commission to 
discover William Jones, 1816 Wood Street, Alameda, as a land- 
scape painter. Wood has been painting exhibition landscapes 
in the Market street window of the Commission the last week, 
and local artists have pronounced his work as being very good, 
considering his physical handicap of being without arms, his 
pictures are almost remarkable. 

Wood lost his arms three years ago, when he was a lineman 
for the Southern Pacific. Prior to his accident he had always 
worked in oils as an amateur, and after he became well he took 
up the landscape work as a pastime, to see how much he could 
do with artificial hands and arms. 



AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK IN NEW BUILDING 

The directors, officers and employees of the American Na- 
tional Bank have sent out invitations to visit their large, new 
and imposing building on the southeast corner of California and 
Montgomery streets, next the Merchants Exchange, during the 
week of August 12-17. The site is in the heart of the financial 
district, and the building is one of the finest in the city, up-to- 
date in every particular in its many floors of offices flooded 
with light and the best of equipment to be had. 

The eight directors of the institution are well known local 
financial and business men: P. E. Bowles, chairman; John A. 
Britton. of the Pacific Gas & Electric Co.; C. H. Crocker, of 
S. Crocker & Co.; George U. Hind, of Hind. Rolph & Co.; H. 
M. A. Miller, capitalist; George W. McNear, of the G. W. Mc- 
Near Co.; George N. O'Brien, president; Clarence M. Smith, of 
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.; and F. A. Somers. 
of F. A. Somers & Co. 

The officers are: Geo. N. O'Brien, president; Russell Low- 
ry, vice president; I. H. Sanborn, vice president; C. H. Crocker, 
vice president; George M. Bowles, cashier; L E. Alt, assistant 
cashier; M. C. Gibson, assistant cashier; and A. E. Simmons, 
manager foreign department. 



THE GHOSTLY GALLEY- 
By Jessie B. Ritten house. 

When comes the ghostly galley 
Whose rowers dip the oar 

Without a sound to startle us 
Unheeding on the shore — 

If they should beckon you aboard 

Before they beckon me. 
How could I bear the waiting time 

Till I should put to sea! 



Bobby — And all the animals went into the ark 'cept 

the dog. Elsie — Why didn't the dog go in, too? Bobby — 
'Cause he had a bark of his own. — Houston Post. 









THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 
EXPECTS EVERY MAN IN THE SER- 














VICE. NO MATTER HOW LOW HIS 




r *^h 




PAY. TO CARRY $10,000 OF ACCIDENT. 








HEALTH AND LIFE "INSURANCE. 






HOW MUCH INSURANCE HAVE YOU? 








Consult^ 

F. A. STEARNS, Manager 

ACCIDENT DEPARTMENT 






PACIFIC MUTUAL 








Phone Sutter 323 








Sbreve Building - - San Francisco 









August 10, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



17 




R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

The saying that "There is nothing so bad in the world but 
what it could be worse," can be aptly applied to the automo- 
bile industry at the present time. 

Last week it was announced that the Government proposed 
to accumulate war funds, by placing an extra tax on the use 
of motor cars. Since that report was set afloat it has been 
found out that like every rumor, that when first announced 
concerning the automobile, since the United States entered 
the war, that when final action has been taken that these 
measures have been modified. 

In many cases the reports have proved to be untrue and 
the public, is commencing to look around to see if it is not 
another form of German propaganda. 

Such a thing would be feasible inasmuch as the automobile 
industry, while the third largest in the United States, is in 
reality the largest when one considers its commercial bearings 
on the public at large. 

In such times as these, with the ever-shifting conditions, 
the wisest move is to consider things as they are today and 
not try to figure on the future, for nothing is staple and will 
not be until the war ends. 

* * * 

There is no question but what the Government will have to 
place some sort of a tax on the use of motor cars to provide 
part of the necessary funds to carry on the war. 

This is not going to be a hardship on motorcar owners if 
he has been the right kind of a citizen of the United States. 
For the reason if he has given the Government every cent 
that he could spare he cannot do more, even if a tax is placed 
on the use of his motor car. 

It means that instead of loaning the money to the Govern- 
ment, taking bonds, thrift stamps, etc., as security, he will now 
give it to the Government outright. It is to be a gift and not 
a loan, and instead of looking upon it as a hardship or an in- 
justice we should feel thankful that we have the wherewithal 
to make possible the defeat of the Kaiser. 

The only hardship that is going to be felt is by those who 
have avoided doing their share, in a financial way, to help win 
the war. They have got to pay now or else walk, they will not 
even have a chance to loan it to the Government. They will 
have to give up. And the only regret is that the sum could 
not be made larger in their especial cases. 

What good will an automobile be to anyone if we should 
lose the war? The only answer there seems to be Is that in the 
case of a "Lost Cause" we may be forced to drive it unceas- 
ingly to pay financial homage to the land of Kultur. 

* * * 

Many motor car owners harbor the wrong thoughts con- 
cerning war time taxation, especially when applied to the mo- 
tor car. Many of them voice the opinion that if the Govern- 
ment keeps on that it will tax the automobile out of existence. 

Such thoughts are uncertain. To surround one with such an 
atmosphere is lending moral support to the enemy. If the 
Government needs more money, the first thought should be, 
how can we produce it instead of, fighting it mentally. 

Today the motor car is the greatest asset a business man 
can have. In times of peace it has proved the possibilities of 
business expansion, and since our war began has made possible 
possibilities that would have been impossible in the ages be- 
fore it was conceived and perfected. 

Therefore when the Government calls for more funds we 
should turn to our motor car. one of the greatest essentials of 
the age, to see. through its efficiency, how we can enlarge our 
productive energies to meet this demand. 



There is not a motor car owner today but what could produce 
more, in a business way, by serious thought and consideration 
of how his business can be enlarged by a more efficient use 
of the automobile. 

Don't head an army of glooms when the Government an- 
nounces an extra war tax. Instead, call out the joy brigade, 
backed up by the reserve efficiency squad, and make good 
like the boys are doing "Over There." 

* • * 

The motor car owners of the United States should offer up 
a prayer of thanksgiving, daily, that they are in a country 
where, under the stress of war conditions, it is still possible 
for them to continue the use of that great commercial essential, 
the automobile. 

In England, in France, in Italy, and the other countries at 
war the use of the motor car is restricted. It is practically 
only moved for actual war necessity. 

In every other country at war they have ceased to build 
motor vehicles, except for the Government. 
_ This does not mean that motor car manufacturers have lost 
sight of the peace-time business that they built up before the 
big struggle.^ 

While giving every ounce of energy they still continue to 
advertise the fact that they will produce, for the private owner, 
as good a vehicle, if not better, after the war as they did be- 
fore it began. 

How much better off we are than those abroad, we can get 
a new car if we need it and we can continue fo use what we 
have making it possible to keep our energies up to tha': high 
standard of production that has made the United States the 
greatest nation in the world. 

* * * 

This also brings another thought to light, not omy for the 
motor car manufacturer, distributor and dealer, but also to 
every business man at large, and that is we cannot gain in- 
creased results by the adoption of conservative operations in 
handling business. 

By conservative operations is not meant a due regard for the 
economics of today. Many business men have found out since 
the war began that there has been a lot of lost motion in their 
organization. They have previously been paying for many 
things that were unnecessary. 

They have found out today that they are producing more 
at less cost in proportion to what they previously were able to 
accomplish. In other words, they have commenced to watch 
the pennies, letting the dollars take care of themselves. 

However there has been a tendency of applying this new 
economic condition too forcibly to advertising. 

Realizing that in many cases that they are oversold, they 
feel that that important silent salesman "Advertising" is un- 
necessary. 

The manufacturer should remember that the public is apt 
to forget. The English builders of motor vehicles have appre- 
ciated this fact by their continued and enlarged advertising. 

They continually advertise the fact that their whole energies 
are given to the Government, but will be pleased to place the 
buyers' name on the waiting list for a new car, to be delivered 
when the war is over. 

In going over some English publications lately there was 
counted sixteen different makes of British motor cars repie- 
sented by full page ads., telling of the sterling qualities of the 
particular make, which would be offered to the public after 
the war. 

Are all these men wrong, and are some of us right? Do 
the men at the head of such firms as the Rolls Royce, Napier, 
Sunbeam. Crossley. Daimler, Sizaire-Berwick and other cars 
of like reputation lack a due appreciation of the economics of 
today, or are they farsighted, realizing but one result and 
that of victory for the allies, when the world will return to its 
normal conditions and they will have to seek the old market 
for the output of their plants. If so they are surely bridging 
over the war void of today from yesterday to tomorrow. 

* • • 

Robert C. Hupp, organizer and president of the original 
Hupp Motor Car Company, which was formed in 1908. pro- 
ducing what was then considered the best car of its kind on 
the market, recently died at Cumberland, Maryland. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



August 10, 1918. 



Why kick if we have to pay a couple of pennies war tax on 
gasoline. It is a joke when considered what the other fellows 
pay in other countries. U. S. Consul Gaston Smith, on May 
11th, reported to the Government that the import of automo- 
biles during 1917 in Almeria. Spain, had increased, notwith- 
standing the total lack of gasoline and the almost prohibitive 
cost of denatured alcohol now used there in place of gasoline 
as auto fuel. This alcohol cost $1.46 a gallon, to which must 
be added 5 per cent of ether or benzol, which increases the 
cost of the mixture to about $1.85 per gallon. 

But we are paying a terrible price in California when they 
ask us twenty-one cents a gallon with a probable two cents 
extra. 

It is not watch your step, but watch your lights while 
passing through San Mateo at night. It is open season with 
the "Motor Cops'' down in that section. They have become 
so well known that they are recognizable miles in either direc- 
tion, hence the speed law is being strictly observed in that 
territory. 

These M. C 's are like the owl, wise old birds, and like the 
owl are about and doing after the sun sets low. They are 
now enjoying the pleasant pastime of stopping the fresh air 
loving mororists when he wanders out down the peninsula after 
a hard day's work in search of recreation, relaxation and the 
quiet atmosphere of the "rubarbs." 

Sunday is the night of sport, they line them up. test the head- 
lights, and if they do not compare minutely to the restrictions 
of the law, the owner is given the mental third degree by being 
notified to appear in one Redwood City at a later date and 
show cause why he should not be relieved of some of the small 
change that he is saving for thrift stamps, for being unmindful 
of the fact that his head-lights go star-gazing while he wan- 
ders abroad in his motor car. 

The last few Sundays this band of gentle law enforcers 
gathered unto the court something like fifty rude drivers each 
Sunday. So it is mind your lights while passing through San 
Mateo County. Soon a surveyor's tape and a plumb line will 
be a regular equipment on all new motor cars sold in this sec- 
tion of California, when owners will nightly measure off the 
required distance and test top rays of their head-ligrits before 
they commence to drive their cars, especially through San 
Mateo County. 

• • • 

Pennsylvania State Highway Commissioner J. D. O'Neill has 
made a very good suggestion inthat all advertising signs along 
roads or streets be taxed for road or street maintenance. This 
sign-boarding of the face of the earth has caused the scenic 
beauties along the roads in the United States to take on the 
appearance of a drop-curtain in a cheap theater. 

If it were not for the roads and streets the value of these 
signs would not be worth the nails of which they are built. 

Hence, since the roads and streets make them valuable, 
they should contribute to the maintenance of the same, for 
they derive their whole value from the existence of such roads 
and streets. 

• * » 

The Miller carburetor is an instrument designed to thor- 
oughly atomize the fuel through small jets. The air and fuel 
are at all times admitted in the proper proportions automatic- 
ally. There can never be an improper mixture, no matter what 
the engine speed or altitude. 

It is a practical and trouble proof fuel saving carburetor of 
the non-adjustable type, which will give you thoroughly effi- 
cient results, whether your motor be a pleasure car or com- 
mercial vehicle. It is fool-proof and works right on all motors. 

It is light in weight and very compact, making it easy to in- 
stall. With the heavy fuel attachment this carburetor will 
handle distillate with the same results obtained by the use of 
gasoline, and at half the cost. It is manufactured in Los An- 
geles and sold by all garages and dealers. 

• * » 

There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
cf Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



Allegiance 

An increase in the number of new Cadillac 
owners is not now a matter which gives us 
any special concern. 

We are much more concerned in perpetu- 
ating the friendly relations now existing be- 
tween our company and its very large 
clientele. 

The typical Cadillac owner firmly believes 
that he drives the finest car in the world. 

He further believes that if anything finer 
develops, it will come from the Cadillac 
Company. 

Not for a thousand new buyers would 
we do anything to upset this attitude in one 
Cadillac owner's mind. 

The vast majority of Cadillac owners never 
even think of acquiring any car other than 
the Cadillac. 

The moral and monetary value of their 
friendship to us is a positive guarantee that 
Cadillac standards will always be held high 
above the commonplace. 

There is nothing more inspiring in industrial 
America than the year-after-year allegiance 
of Cadillac owners. 

We are more vitally concerned in continu- 
ing to deserve this allegiance than in any in- 
crease in business that could possibly come 
to us. 




Van Ness and California 



[.(IS Wi.KI.KS 

PASADENA 



SAN FRANCISCO 
OAKLAND 



SACRAMENTO 
FRESNO 



August 10, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



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Persons in the News 



Will Irwin, the well-known writer, who has been a member 
of the staff of the Committee on Public Information since 
January 1, has resigned, and will write magazine articles on 
France. Mr. Irwin has been in charge of the foreign propa- 
ganda work of the Creel committee.. He has joined his wife 

in their New York apartments. 

» * * 

Mrs. Alexander McCabe, wife of State Insurance Commis- 
sioner Alexander McCabe, narrowly escaped serious injury 
recently when the automobile in which she was riding with 
friends collided with another car at Broadway and the State 
highway in Redwood City. The cars were wrecked, but mi- 
raculously none of the occupants were injured, except Mrs. 
McCabe, who suffered slight lacerations about the head and 
arms. The other car was driven by Miss Margaret Lithgow, of 

San Ysidro. 

• • • 

Edward T. McGertigan, secretary of the Redwood City 
Chamber of Commerce and moving factor in the establishment 
of the San Francisco concrete shipbuilding plant here, is pre- 
paring to leave Redwood City, following a call from the Unit- 
ed States Emergency Fleet Corporation, which will place Mc- 
Gettigan in a highly lucrative position. He will have charge 
of the employing of about 10,000 men at the Oakland ship- 
building plants. McGertigan resigned from the Chamber of 

Commerce recently. 

• * • 

Harry W. Bishop, owner of the Bishop Playhouse in Oak- 
land, who suddenly dropped from sight on the night of June 
17 last, returned quietly to his home, 1015 Sherman street, 
Alameda, recently. Bishop refuses to discuss his disappear- 
ance further than to say that he had been greatly worried over 
his business affairs and that he had to steal away for a rest. 
He went to Victoria, B. C, and subsequently got in communi- 
cation with his family. Bishop said that his business affairs 
have taken a new turn and that he intends to re-open his play- 
house, which closed recently after a successful run of light 

opera. 

• « • 

Miss Anne Martin, former president of the National Wo- 
man's party, filed her petition as an independent candidate 
for United States Senator from Nevada with the Secretary of 
State one day last week. Miss Martin's petition was signed 
by 7,217 electors. Under the Nevada election law she was 

required to obtain approximately 3,300 signatures. 

* * * 

William A. Mundell, formerly a well known newspaper man 
and now head of the Mundell International Detective Agency, 
has sold his business to the Gignac Secret Service Bureau, and 
is to leave shortly for Washington to enter the government 

secret service department. His wife preceded him. 

* • * 

Charles H. Green, Wool Administrator for the Western and 
Northwestern States, has appointed his brother, F. E. Green, 
assistant administrator for California, and the latter will in 
turn appoint two local men to act as valuators on California 

wool, which is to be taken here for Government orders. 

* • • 

The Duchess of Marlborough, formerly Consuelo Vanderbilt. 

of New York, has been accepted as the progressive candidate 

for the North Southwark division of London County Council. 

» * * 

Guy R. Kennedy has been elected president of the Butte 
County Savings Bank at Chico. to succeed the late J. W. Kon- 
ning. James H. Jones was elected to succeed Kennedy in the 
position of vice-president, and H. C. Compton was elected to 

fill the vacancy created by Konning's death. 

• • • 

District Railroad Director William Sproule announced the 
appointment of Charles Malley as general agent to have charge 
of the joint ticket office of the Western Pacific, Southern Pa- 
cific and Santa Fe in Oakland. T. A. Rigdon has been named 
his assistant. H. S. Fenton is named general agent for the 
joint offices in Oakland. He and Malley are Southern Pa- 
cific men, and Rigdon was formerly with the Santa Fe. 



E. W. Wilson, vice-president of the Anglo and London- 
Paris National Bank and director of sales of treasury certifi- 
cates of indebtedness for the Twelfth Federal Reserve dis- 
trict, is making a personal tour of parts of the district to speed 
up sales of the certificates. Wilson was in Salt Lake City 
conferring with Utah bankers. 

* * • 

Seth Mann, attorney and manager of the traffic bureau of 
the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed 
a member of the General Western Traffic Committee by Traf- 
fic Director Edward Chambers of the railroad administration. 

* * * 

W. H. Donney, formerly with the Missouri Pacific Rail- 
way at Chicago, is on his way to join the staff of the Toyo 
Kaisha, according to an announcement at the offices of the 
Oriental line. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



August 10, 1918. 



Shipping and Trade 



The United States has 157 shipyards, of which fifty-one 
were in operation previous to April, 1917, and 106 which 
have since been established. Of these yards, sixty-six are on 
the Atlantic seaboard, twenty-two on the Gulf, fifteen on the 
Great Lakes and fifty-four on the Pacific coast. There are 
seventy for construction of steel vessels and eighty for wooden 
hulls, three for fabricating steel ships from standardized parts 
and four for concrete vessels. Ultimate capacity of these 
yr.rds will be 834 ship-ways, of which 750 are available for 
the merchant ship program of the Emergency Fleet Corpora- 
tion. Of the others, thirty-nine are building vessels for the 

Navy and twenty-one for private owners. 

* * * 

America is determined to match the achievement of its 
overseas forces with the production of ships. Chairman Hur- 
ley of the Shipping Board said in a cablegram sent recently 
to Lord Northcliffe and Sir James Maclay, British Minister of 
Shipping. All records in launching vessels, Hurley said, will 
be broken by the launching of the 12,000 deadweight ton cargo 
steamer Invincible at the Alameda, Cal.. yard, twenty-four 
days after her keel was laid. All four Eastern fabricating 
yards, which are at Hog Island, Bristol, Pa.; Newark and 
Wilmington. N. C. are now producing ships, the chairman 

added. 

* • » 

The Foreign Trade Department of the local Chamber of 
Commerce had two distinguished visitors recently, the Hon. 
Thomas Sammons. American Consul General at Shanghai, and 
the Hon. Edwin S. Cunningham, American Consul General 
at Hankow, China. Both of these gentlemen have been many 
years in the Orient and have rendered valuable assistance to 
American business men. Mr. Sammons is the Honorary Presi- 
dent of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, 
organized for the benefit of American merchants and manu- 
facturers. 

* * * 

The Director-General of Railroads recently issued a notice. 
General Order No. 34, directing that carriers under Federal 
control shall sell at auction non-perishable freight which has 
been unclaimed by the consignee after sixty days. The order 
directs that perishable freight shall be sold whenever the 
agent of the carrier deems it necessary. The order provides 
for notifying the consignee when possible, but it does not 
provide for notifying the shipper. 

» » * 

At a meeting in the Assembly Room of the Chamber of 
Commerce, held recently, consideration was given to the views 
of parties interested in the location of anchorage grounds in 
San Francisco Bay and the rules and regulations governing 
them as recommended and approved by the War and Navy 
Departments. Before the final adoption by the Treasury De- 
partment, it was desired to get the views and any possible 
objections of maritime mercantile interests. 
* * » 

The Foreign Trade Department of the local Chamber of 
Commerce is in receipt of a copy of the 1918 edition of 
"Kelly's Directory of Merchants. Manufacturers, and Shippers 
of the World." also a copy of "Kelly's Customs Tariffs of the 
World." Both of these publications are of considerable value 
to exporters and importers. They may be seen either at the 
Chamber of Commerce, or at the office of the Kelly Pub- 
lishing Co. 

* * * 

The Foreign Trade Department of the local Chamber of 
Commerce has just received a copy of the Canadian Restricted 
List which includes quite a number of articles. It is suggested 
that before making commitments for imports into Canada, 
members call at the department and ascertain if the commodi- 
ties are on this restricted list. 



Comprehensive development of the southern harbor front by 
a great plan of dock, wharf, warehouse and rail construction, 
involving the expenditure of $5,000,000 in Islais creek and 
India basin is announced by the State Board of Harbor Com- 
missioners. This project is one phase of the progressive pro- 
gramme which is in hand for bringing the port of San Fran- 
cisco up to the highest standard of harbor equipment and facili- 
ties for handling overseas and domestic shipping. 

The Merchants' Association of New York has received an- 
nouncement from General W. W. Wortherspoon, Superintend- 
ent of Public Works, State of New York, of the proposed in- 
auguration of a fast freight service between New York. Buffalo 
and intermediate way stations. Twelve modern boats will be 
in the service and as business develops additional boats will 

be acquired. 

» » * 

Messrs. Austin Baldwin & Co., Inc. 44 Whitehall Street, 
New York, have issued an excellent booklet on foreign trade 
which they will be glad to send to those interested, without 
charge. The title of the booklet is "Essentials in Exporting." 

It would be well if interested merchants wrote for a copy. 

• • • 

The Foreign Trade Department of the local Chamber of 
Commerce is advised by the United States Shipping Board 
that it has fixed a Charter Rate from New Zealand of $25 

per ton and the berth rate at $32.50 per ton. 

* * * 

Mr. W. Pitts, of Sydney, Australia, with representation 
throughout the Commonwealth, is stopping at the Hotel Stew- 
art. He informs the Foreign Trade Department he wishes to 
represent manufacturers and exporters in Australia. He comes 
well recommended. 



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The prolific crop of gubernatorial candidates dissipates 

any lingering fear that the supply will require Hooverizing. 

The suggestion that women standardize their clothes — 

as a war measure — if adopted, would only last as a war meas- 
ure. 

If California is to go dry, dehydrated vegetables will 

be in vogue, a war time measure which might put down the 
h. c. 1. 

■ The sunshine patriot and the summer soldier should 

find no place in modern America, fighting for world democra- 
cy. 

The beaming political smile which appears on the face 

of our candidates about every two years is again in force this 
year. 

President Wilson is to visit the Pacific Coast to boost 

the next Liberty Loan. Well, he will find the whole West right 
behind him. 

To save fuel we may have to turn off a few lights, but 

that won't dim the radiance which makes San Francisco's Rialto 
so world famous. 

The congestion on lower Market street is becoming so 

great that traffic experts are greatly troubled as to the best 
means of solving the problem. 

Let us hope that the milk zoning system will work to the 

mutual benefit of both dealer and consumer — it's about time 
the consumer received a short respite from the general price 
advance. 

1 am requested to give the name of the editor, recently 

deceased, of a leading morning paper. The gentleman re- 
ferred to never was the editor. He merely wrote most of the 
editorials. 

Like the speech of some ministers. Kaiser Bill affirms 

that the murder of helpless babes and women should not be 
permitted to stand in the way of the plans of himself and Gott. 
but that is no way to win the love of the angels. 

The peaceful adjustment of the wage question affecting 

the shipyard workers in the San Francisco Bay district comes 
just in time. We need every ounce of man-power behind the 
Government's shipbuilding program just now. 



The manner in which diver raids on the Eastern coast 

are announced in blood red headings, three inches deep, by one 
of our dailies would indicate, if not enthusiastic approval, at 
least becoming resignation on the part of the editorial staff. 

We are told that one of our City Fathers is about to 

bring suit against one of the local papers for heavy damages, 
the charge being defamation of character. I should say that 
the loss of this gentleman's character would be his eternal gain. 

Peace by victory of arms is a doctrine having the warm 

approval of every person of sense and heart who understands 
the true situation. Caviling is confined to those devoid of 
knowledge or of even a rudimentary sense of justice or expedi. 
ency. 

Several imperfectly informed or faulty-minded journals 

are in error when they announce that there is a possibility of 
the Germans being driven back into Berlin this summer. It 
is well to remember that we are still fighting the Hun in French 
territory. 

Mayor Davies, the guardian of Oakland, self-confessed, 

claims that he alone stands between the city of his adoption 
and perdition. There are those, however, who whisper that all 
over the character of Mr. Davies is a superficial area of no 
great extent. 

Originality strikes and dazzles only when displayed 

within the limiting lines of conventional forms, and this is one 
reason Senator Lewis' measure for taking over all fire insur- 
ance companies by the Government fails to strike consternation 
to the underwriters. 

It is said that the contest is narrowing; that Mayor 

Rolph will reduce Mr. Heney's chances by fifty per cent; that 
Mr. Fickert is out of the race ; that Judge Bordwell has not yet 
started; that Gov. Stephens deserves better of his friends, but 
will have to accept an unhappy ending, and that J. O. Hayes, 
of San Jose, is our next governor. What amuses me in Mr. 
Hayes is his invincible conviction that he is alive. 

1 observe that some Germans on the Western front are 

diligently instructing themselves in the belief that a few Amer- 
ican soldiers have not only landed in French territory, but are 
busily engaged in perfecting themselves in the science of war- 
fare. They might save themselves some pains by waiting un- 
til this fall when the evidence before them will be considerably 
more convincing. 

The State Social Insurance Company is flooding the 

country with literature in favor of their "Made in Germany" 
scheme, and have carried their subject as far in the dubious 
regions of imagination as they are able, leaving it to be taken 
up by job hunters having a superior gift — a more fertile fancy. 
Their solicitude for the downtrodden workingman who is not 
given credit for the possession of sufficient sense to enable 
him to think for himself is truly pathetic. 




EDITORIAL MENTION 




Labor's Steady 
Demands 



By degrees the ferment of labor strikes 
throughout the country seem to still be un- 
der a steady fever of that kind ; workmen 
return to their jobs and the break is some- 
how patched up automatically, but this kind of assent is un- 
certain and provoking. Everybody connected with the issues 
are in a nervous, feverish condition. Where will the next big 
labor strike break out. is the usual query. It has been pointed 
out many times that the general public, whose chief interest 
and concern is in the successful prosecution of the war, finds 
in strikes only a source of exasperation, particularly when they 
take place in the important industries. The readiness to stop 
work in order to enforce demands, displayed so frequently 
these busy days, is discouraging in its effect upon the national 
morale. And for this reason labor in this period is carrying 
a very grave responsibility, though labor may as usual so re- 
gard it. There never was a time when labor possessed such 
an advantage in collective bargaining. Everywhere there is a 
shortage of labor, both skilled and unskilled, while the numer- 
ous arbitration and conciliation boards that attack these prob- 
lems of working conditions are notoriously disposed to make 
concessions to wage earners, in order to have production con- 
tinued. Very easily by making demands and forcing an issue 
by arbitration labor can usually attain something, and the 
something is alwsys an urge to further demands. Their lead- 
ers are crafty enough to strengthen and further this policy. 

The working out of this policy is constantly being pressed 
forward. The attempt of the Federal War Labor Policies, in 
co-operation with the War Labor Board, to standardize wages 
throughout the country in certain essential industries will be an 
important experiment in the direction of preventing strikes. 
This will be done by eliminating those differences in wages 
in different localities and sections of the country which have 
been fomenting these insistent troubles. Employees will be 
more or less coerced if they have not voluntarily agreed to 
support the Government's policy to stop bidding for labor 
against each other by offering higher wages. Thus the Gov- 
ernment will be aided in distributing labor among the essential 
industries in accordance with war necessities. Standardiza- 
tion of wages has long been favored by labor unions, as has 
been illustrated in the demands of 
the railroad brotherhoods, and now 
through Government action in ad- 
justing wages since the railroads 
were commandeered by the Gov- 
ment. 



Ferry Congestion. 

A city is judged to a large ex- 
tent by its transportation system. 
It is progressive or primitive, just 
as its system is rapid or slow. Rap- 
id transit is the key to commer- 
cial supremacy. 

How would anyone characterize 
San Francisco who would witness 
the humiliating spectacle that is 
presented at the Ferry by long 
lines of cars that take from eight 
to ten minutes to travel two blocks 
to the Embarcadero? 

The situation demands immedi- 
ate action. The State Board of 
Harbor Commissioners have had 
various plans under consideration 
for the relief of congestion at the 
Ferry, but thus far no relief has 
been provided. Bids have been 
called for and a contract let for a 
viaduct across the Embarcadero to 
land at or near the foot of Sacra- 
mento street, with another arm to 
be built later to land upon the south 
side of the street. But this will 




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merely relieve the pedestrian congestion that exists about 9:00 
in the morning and at 5 :00 o'clock in the evening. 

At a conference between the Board of Harbor Commission- 
ers and the City Engineer it was decided to build an extra loop 
at the foot of Market street. This would not solve the prob- 
lem. You would have a bewildered public swarming out from 
the boats, all watching out to see which track their car was 
coming on. and then doing a hop. skip and a jump to escape 
each of the three lines that would swerve around the loops. 

The passengers trying to get the cars on the inside track 
would greatly retard the progress of the cars upon the two 
outer tracks. 

The News' Letter has a solution of this difficult problem to 
offer, which it believes to be the only practical and feasible 
one thus far presented, namely: to open up a right-of-way be- 
tween Market and Mission streets and to construct along and 
over this right-of-way a viaduct or elevated road that would 
be servicable alike for cars and pedestrians. This would pro- 
vide the third loop proposed by the city, and it would furnish 
the pathway desired by the Board of Harbor Control upon the 
south side of Market street, but which cannot be obtained be- 
cause of some litigation necessary to settle property rights 
upon Market street. 

This proposed viaduct or elevated road would bring the cars 
above the Embarcadero — not interfering with any other traf- 
fic — and would land the passengers upon the second floor of 
the Ferry Building, from which they could enter the upper 
decks of the ferry boats. The loop would then descend and 
connect with the outer track upon the north side of Market 
street, without interfering with street car, pedestrian or vehi- 
cular traffic. 

This proposed right-of-way could be located about one hun- 
dred and twenty feet south of Market street, the viaduct tak- 
ing its rise at Stuart street and going over the buildings facing 
the Embarcadero. Only a strip about twenty feet wide would 
be required. It would be cheaper for the city to acquire the 
property facing the Embarcadero and sub-lease it, than to pay 
the price for an easement to run over the building. 

The city has the power under the right of eminent domain 
to acquire this land. Or by con- 
structing a full width street about 
midway between Mission and Mar. 
ket streets, an elevated road could 
be built along this street to the sec- 
ond floor of the Ferry Building 
and the street used as a business 
thoroughfare and to relieve vehicu- 
lar traffic upon Market street. Such 
a street could be opened under the 
laws for the opening, widening and 
extending of public thoroughfares 
upon a district assessment plan, 
and the cost charged to the abut- 
ting property owners, who would 
be benefited by the improvement. 
This would enable the work to be 
done without expense to the city, 
and would obviate the objection 
that there are no funds available 
for this purpose. 

The loss from the delay of pas- 
senger and freight traffic at the 
Ferry is something enormous. We 
cannot afford to be prodigal with 
our resources. We must save. It 
is the spirit of the times. It is the 
spirit of success. Is San Francisco 
— which rose from the ashes of 
1906 like magic, which dazzled the 
world by its wonderful exposition 
of 1915. which built such a mag- 
nificent civic center and which ac 
complished so many wonderful 
things, incapable of solving this 
small, but important problem? 




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THE MOUNTAIN ABOVE THE CLOUDS 

— Harding in Brooklyn Eagle 



August 17, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



Upon the 27th of this month you will be called 
Rolph for upon to nominate a Governor. This is one of 
Governor. the most important duties that you have to per- 
form. The acts of the Governor affects you direct, 
ly in your every day life. He is a decided if not the deciding 
factor in shaping legislation. — legislation that affects employer 
and employee, husband and wife, parent and child, business, 
agriculture, mining, manufacture, — the improvement of rivers, 
harbors and roadways; the maintenance of public institutions 
and in fact nearly everything that affects your prosperity and 
happiness. 

He has the appointment of about fifty commissions, whose 
duty it is to regulate and control these matters. It is, there- 
fore, necessary and advisable that you give careful considera- 
tion to the matter of your choice for Governor. 

Mayor James Rolph, of San Francisco, stands forth after 
eight years of successful administration of the affairs of the 
largest city in this State to claim your vote. 

During that short space of time he has done so many things it 
is hard to know with what to begin. He found a city ruined 
from the great fire of 1906. — with a poor transportation sys- 
tem, inadequate water supply, with public schools, hospitals 
and public buildings mere make-shifts; streets in impassable 
condition. 

He has given us the first Municipal Railway System to be 
found in any large city in the United States; the longest Mu- 
nicipal tunnel in the world, the Twin Peaks Tunnel, connect- 



ing the eastern and western portions of the city; the grand- 
est hospital in the world, the new, million-dollar County Hos- 
pital; the grandest civic center and the city hall in America; as 
fine a system of streets, boulevards, parks, schools and public 
buildings as can be found anywhere. Work is progressing rap- 
idly upon the Hetch-Hetchy Water System, which will be 
brought to the door of San Francisco within a few years. 

His administration has handled millions of dollars in im- 
provements, and the finger of suspicion of graft or incompe- 
tence has never been pointed at him or to any of his appointees. 

He has at all times been aggressive — full of "pep" as the 
boys would say — working day and night for his native city 
and with all he has always been genial and good-natured — al- 
ways a gentleman — always a hard worker — and a square fight- 
er, fair and considerate toward those who toil, just to everyone. 

His sound business judgment has built up for him a business 
of great magnitude — as owner of the Rolph Navigation Co.. 
the Rolph Coal Co., the Rolph Shipbuilding Co., and as presi- 
dent of the Mission Bank. 

A sound, practical, successful business man. A man who 
by his just dealings has won the sympathy and support of la- 
bor. A man who is thoroughly patriotic and filled with the 
enthusiasm and eloquence to make his patriotism effective. 
He is loved by labor and respected by capital. He is a man 
pre-eminently fitted to occupy the position of Governor. 

The News-Letter stands squarely behind James Rolph for 
Governor. Give him your vote on August 27, 1918. 



TOWN CRIER 



With due respect to the majesty of the law, and to the 

judges who interpret and apply it, we have to say that we pay 
too much attention to technicisms and little to common sense. 
At least, from a profane point of view. We mention this apro- 
pos of the recent ruling of the Superior Court reversing the 
judgment given at the police court against a certain clairvoy- 
ant, witch or know-it-all. The city ordinance against the fake 
advertisers, was violated in the opinion of the lower court, and 
the higher tribunal sustained that such ordinance was uncon- 
stitutional. But be what it may, the fortune tellers should be 
prosecuted and punished. 

The American National Bank just opened its doors to 

the public; and everybody downtown has been there, admiring 
the rich and elegant new building of the bank. This is situated 
at the southeastern corner of California and Montgomery, on 
the site of the ill-fated California Safe Deposit Co. Time will 
pass and men will forgive; but we will never forget of the sad 
tragedy that was enacted in that spot, years ago. by those 
scoundrels who were merciless with thouands of innocent de- 
positors. Thank goodness, the new institution, which is honest 
and upright, has transformed the place in its entirety, making 
it a structure worthy of our city. 

The loop terminal at the Ferry will never be settled, it 

seems. The city blames the United Railroads for the conges- 
tion at the important end of our car system; this company 
blames the Harbor Commisioners; and they blame the city. 
Its the eternal passing of the buck, with all being right and 
none responsible for what is happening there. At any rate, the 
public is the victim of that lack of service which is the cause 
of delays and a perpetual sourse of danger for pedestrians 
around the foot of Market street. 

The Lord have mercy on us ! We, poor San Franciscans. 

will die of thirst in the very near future. The Railroad Com- 
missioners will soon decide the case of our City vs. The Spring 
Valley Water Co., which is fighting for higher rates. And we 
bet ten to nothing that the company will get the decision 
against the city. Water will be so high that none but the rich 
will be able to drink it. At any rate there will be same happy 
hearts among the community. The small boys, who will have 
one more reason for not wanting to wash their hands and 
faces. 



Good night, shirt! Traveling will be, once more, a tedi- 
ous thing. Railroads were invented to increase the revenues 
of their stockholders, and the discomfort of their patrons. Mr. 
Pullman had all that in mind, but tried to give us the pill sugar- 
coated, as he invented the reclining chairs, the disappearing 
beds, the observation sleepers, the dining cars and the buffet. 
But Pullman cars are now not to be had when we want them; 
and to make things worse. Friend McAdoo, Director General 
of Railroads, dictator of dictators, has forbidden the sale of 
liquors on trains and in railroad stations. Little by little we are 
coming back to the times of our grandfathers, when the hip- 
pocket flask was a necessity. 

The City Fathers whose eternal thought, no doubt, is our 

welfare, have definitely fixed the tax levy for the next fiscal 
year at $2.46 per hundred dollars. This is seventeen cents 
higher than last year, and 100 per cent higher than six years 
ago. The Supervisors claim that this has to be done, because 
other city revenues have decreased. But they do not think for 
one minute of reducing the ever-increasing expenses and phe- 
nomenal extravagances shown in the city budget. With pa- 
triotism and common sense, we could run the city affairs with 
half of our present expenditures. 

"The circus has came." And we will have lots of fun 

from now until two weeks hence, when the primaries will take 
place. Speeches, promises, assurances of good behavior, 
pledges of patriotism and self-sacrifice; all that empty noise 
of vociferous candidates before the election, we are having day 
and night. The six candidates for Governor, the many for con- 
gressmen, assemblymen, judges and justices of the peace, keep 
the things going, and the citizens wondering what to do in order 
to elect all of those candidates whose only aim fs the good of 
the people and never their own! 

If the Army draft bill is passed as amended, extending 

the selective service to include men up to 45 years of age. many 
American citizens will be sorry and repentant that they ever 
told a lie. Because it is a universal habit among our men to 
do like the women, respecting their age. All want to be young- 
er than they really are. giving fictitious ages, and even swear- 
ing to that. So, many who are near the 50 mark will have to 
shoulder a gun. as according to their tale-telling, they are not 
45. 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 17, 1918. 




New Enterprise Not A Snap. 

A Red Cross house for convalescent soldiers is being equip- 
ped near the Camp Fremont Hospital, and in this latest enter- 
prise of society women is exemplified that complete renuncia- 
tion which women have made to war service. 

If anyone thinks that the launching of a new enterprise is an 
easy matter these overcrowded days, each one freighted with 
excess cargo of demands and self denial and duties, let him 
just set forth on the business of proving it. 

He will find that every argument known to mortal mind will 
be advanced to prove that there is a weak spot in the notion ; 
that every excuse known to plethoric and attenuated bank ac- 
count will be projected to throw the shadow of gloom over the 
treasury; that the plan of volunteer help will be reduced to 
pulp by the initiated who will proclaim aloud that all the avail- 
able volunteer help is already mobilized for the various exist- 
ing enterprises. 

Whereupon only those with the spirit of crusaders, fire of fa- 
natics and courage of women will proceed upon the enterprise. 
All this gives you some idea of what the women of the penin- 
sula set were up against when the convalescent home for sol- 
diers was proposed. 

Of the need of the thing there was no argument. But only 
a dauntless group could see the light of realty breaking through 
the difficulties that surrounded the translation of that need 
into a real home. 

© © © 
Mrs. Sigmund Stern, Mrs. Andrew Welch Lead. 

Mrs. Sigmund Stern and Mrs. Andrew Welch were the brave 
spirits who dared the enterprise. "There is not a cushion, or a 
book, or an easy chair, or a couch left in a thousand miles." 
wailed the kill-joys, "everyone has already donated every- 
thing but the kitchen stove to the canteens, and hostess houses, 
and all the rest of the houses." 

Mrs. Welch and Mrs. Stern smiled on. Mrs. George Pope. 
Mrs. Herbert Fleishhacker and Mrs. Mountford Wilson joined 
the invincible pair. Miss Helen Crocker agreed to act as sec- 
retary. 

s -:- e 

Presto! 'Tis Done! 

Presto, it was accomplished! The Red Cross agreed to build 
the house and put in most of the equipment. The committee 
went forth in search of those comforts which would transform 
the house into a home. The story goes that a member of the 
committee found a friend buying a number of things in a fash- 
ionable furniture store. — "How nice," she said, "that you can 
afford this stunning new davenport. — we will send for your old 
one — you need not mind about the cover. If it is not fresh, 
Mrs. So and So will re-upholster it. She is so clever about that 
sort of thing — she is giving all her time to it." 

© © © 
Now Come the "l-Told-You-Sos." 

The committee itself has provided heaps of things to make 
any convalescent soldier feel that this is really "home." The 
house will accommodate about one thousand men who may pass 
the hours here that must elapse before they can be returned 
to their active duties at camp. There is a long list of women 
who have agreed to do "friendly visiting" at the convalescent 
home to make the dreary hours of convalescence pass more 
quickly. Everything that makes for rest and relaxation is pro. 
vided. 

The opening is to be announced in a few days, and in the 
meantime the group that "put over" this idea is being congrat- 
ulated, and of course now not a human being can be found who 
does not proclaim aloud that "there was never any doubt about 
its going through, and of course it was an easy matter with 
everyone so interested," and all the rest of the post-patter that 
always follows an achievement of this sort. 



More Uniforms. 

This new endeavor has put a number of women in the field 
in uniform. They had all been doing a tremendous lot of war 
service work any way. but it was determined that those in 
charge should wear a uniform. Mrs. Sigmund Stern was up in 
town the other day at one of the war service luncheons in a 
spick and span uniform which is tremendously becoming to her 
dark statuesque beauty. Everywhere that one goes these days 
the uniform appears — and the war is certainly revolutionizing 
women's apparel. 

© © © 
On To Her Own job! 

At the Burlingame Club the other Sunday a group of women 
and men who were having a no-host party fell into a discussion 
of what a change has come over the face of this world since 
so many women have sidetracked finery for severe uniforms. 

"The niftiest girls in town," said a connoisseur, "are the 
girls in the Navy. I love to see those young Yeomanettes in 
their dark blue Norfolk suits with white collars and cuffs and 
simple white sailor hats. Every man in town Is crazy about 
them. And they are a business-like bunch, too— girls actually 
earning their living on the war jobs, but doing it with a conse- 
cration that they never gave to jobs before." 

A few days later it was observed that the wife of this par- 
ticular man had acquired a Navy blue Norfolk suit patterned 
after the cut of the Yeomanettes. When some one asked if she 
had taken a job, she replied. "No. I am just on to my job! 
Didn't you hear hubby rave about this kind of suit? I'll give 
him a chance to look at it down here." 

© © © 
Many In Service Depart. 

Lieutenant Edmunds Lyman is one of a number of young 
officers who has been ordered to an Eastern cantonment in- 
stead of getting immediate orders to go to the front. He de- 
parted the other day and his young wife (Genevieve Bothin) 
left a day or two later to join him. She will first visit her 
chum. Marie Louise Black, in Washington. D. C. where the 
Blacks now have a home. As they are in the most interesting 
official set there, and as Washington, always interesting, is 
particularly so in war time, invitations to visit there are highly 
prized. 

Another young bride who will shortly leave for the East in 
order to be near her soldier-husband as long as he is in this 
country, is Margaret Nichols Clark. Lieutenant Clark was in 
the group of young officers that departed Monday of this week. 
George Bowles and George Nickel have received their orders 
to depart, and their wives are planning to join them if their 
stay in this country promises to be of any duration. Mrs. 
Bowles was Beatrice Nickel, one of the popular girls in the 
younger set. and the most intimate friend of Ernestine McNear, 
who married her brother. George Nickel. 

The Sam Knights have already left for Camp Kearny, where 
Sam Knight has been appointed Judge Advocate with the title 
of Major. While it is true of course that we have not yet begun 
to feel the war in this country, these constant departures are 
testing us for the greater tests to come. 

Of a purely social nature there is not a single event to record 
this w-eek, which is to the credit of a world made purposeful 
by the war. 

© © © 
De Sabla Home to Reopen. 

Peninsula society will soon greet the newlyweds. Dr. and 
Mrs. William G. Lyle, of New York. Mrs. Lyle was formerly 
Leontine de Sabla, and the fine home of the de Sablas has been 
put in readiness for the bridal couple. Mrs. de Sabla is accom- 
panying her daughter and son-in-law. Leontine was one of the 
popular girls of San Francisco, but since living in the East, 
where she was graduated from Miss Spence's school, her old- 
time friends have not seen much of her. While she is yet in 
her teens her husband is a man of middle age. and it is said the 
romance dates from the time last March when Leontine was 
stricken with appendicitis and was operated on by Dr. Lyle. 
© © 9 

The Winships Depart. 

Lieutenant and Mrs. Emory Winship have departed from 
San Francisco to make their temporary home in Maryland 



August 17, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



while the Lieutenant is at the head of the recruiting depart- 
ment of the Navy in Washington. The Winships have leased 
the Charles Robb home, in Edgemoor, Md.. and were accom- 
panied East by Miss Cecilia O'Connor, who will be their guest 
for the summer. Lieutenant Winship was in the Navy many 
years ago when he married Katherine Dillon, one of San Fran- 
cisco's wealthiest girls, and retired soon afterward. When the 
United States entered the war he again entered the service. 
© © © 

Prominent Families United by Marriage. 

Two old and prominent families of Oakland are to be united 
by the marriage of Alice Crellin, daughter of Arthur Crellin, 
and Wymond Bradbury Garthwaite. Ensign U. S. Navy Re- 
serve. The engagement was recently announced and the wed- 
ding will take place in the near future. Alice Crellin is one of 
the quartet of interesting Crellin girls, her sisters being Anita, 
Katherine and Florence. After completing her studies at the 
University of California Alice took up kindergarten work in a 
private school. Young Garthwaite is the son of the well-known 
banker. W. W. Garthwaite. He entered the Naval Reserves at 
San Pedro a year ago and has won a commission. 
© © © 

Appreciation for War Work. 

Showing the appreciation which the people of Belgium and 
France feel for the efforts of those working to alleviate the 
suffering in those countries, the Duchess of Vendome, sister 
of Albert, King of Belgium, has sent an autograph photograph 
to the local Commission for Aid of Civil and Military Belgium 
and France. Mrs. A. B. Spreckles, treasurer of the local com- 
mission, received at the same time a letter from the Duchess 
telling of her appreciation of the work done by the commission. 

The letter to Mrs. Spreckles from the Duchess reads as fol- 
lows: 

"Dear Mrs. Spreckels : I have seen the report of the French 
Government of your work for France and Belgium, both my 
beloved countries. It is wonderful, and will live when wars are 
forgotten, because art and love are everlasting. 

"It has been suggested to me that you would like for your 
museum an emblem of my sympathy in your great work, and 
I have been asked to allow a cast of my hand to be taken as an 
eternal symbol of a desire to help in such work, which is not 
only for one country, but for all countries. 

"Will you feel that in having my hand thus it is really giver 
you in spirit and in fact as a token of sincere affection? 

"How can I find words to thank you for all you are doing for 
my two countries? 

(Signed) "HENRIETTE. 

"Duchess of Vendome, 
"Princess of Belgium." 

"Neuilly, April 28. 1918." 

© © 8 
James B. Duffy Promoted. 

James B. Duffy, well known railroad man of this city and 
general manager for the Santa Fe lines here, has been appoint, 
ed to take charge of the new consolidated railroad passenger 
offices in San Francisco by the United States Railroad Admin- 
istration. The Railroad Administration will combine the of- 
fices of the Southern Pacific. Western Pacific and Santa Fe as 
soon as suitable offices are found and put in shape for business. 
Ticket agents now employed by the three roads will be absorb, 
ed in the new organization. Both railroad and sleeping car 
tickets, as well as information pertaining to travel, will be ob- 
tainable in the new office. 

The consolidated office is designed to afford travelers every 
facility, from making an itinerary to the completion of every 
transaction incident to a long journey, with the assistance of 
men used to the business. Hereafter but one ticket office, cen- 
trally situated, will be conducted in eaoh large city. 



THE NEWS LETTER 



"What is the meaning of 'alter ego'?" asked the teach- 
er of the beginners' class in Latin. "It means the 'other I.' " 
responded a pupil. "Give me a sentence containing the 
phrase." "He winked his alter ego." — Boston Transcript. 



In Commemoration of Its 62nd Anniversary. 

July 20, 1918. 

By Teasdale Randolph. 

Congratulations warm to you, 

My gallant friend News-Letter ; 
You're going strong at sixty-two — 
You never did look better! 
Your face is bright, 

Your hands are clean; 
Your gift of sight 

And sense is keen — 
Here's health to you, News-Letter! 

Somehow (you've noticed it, I'm sure, 
Observing friend News-Letter) 
The longer some concerns endure 

The more men feel their debtor. 
This fact is true, 

I'm glad to say, 
My friend of you. 
And so today 
I thank you, brave News-Letter. 

I match you almost to a day 

In sober years, News-Letter ; 
If I was there, we'd drink a gay 

Milk-shake, or something wetter. 
But gin or wine 

Or Scotch highball 
Could not define 

At all. at all. 
My love for you, News-Letter! 

A^ years roll on may you increase 

In stature, friend News-Letter; 
I hope no foe may mar your peace 
Or tide your progress fetter. 
With thought of those 
Gone on before 
(God grant repose 

Forevermore ! ) 
Success to you. News-Letter! 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets. 



REGISTRANTS AT THE HOTEL CLARK, LOS ANGELES 

Among the guests registered the past week at the Clark 
Hotel. Los Angeles, were the following from San Francisco 
and vicinity: Rolland Grubb, M. J. Hanbold with Mrs. Han- 
bold, J. B. Monahan. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Ayer, J. C. Anawalt, 
Mr. and Mrs. B. Wolf, Mrs. E. G. Griffin and daughter, O. A. 
Strom. V. Prouty, Mrs. M. A. Whittle. Miss R. L. Bellrue. Miss 
Whitley. Miss Clay. H. W. Feister. Jean Conley, H. W. Pol- 
lock. Chas. P. Rogers. J. F. Douse, A. R. Hunter, Mrs. N. J. 
Samuels. Miss Selene. Mr. and Mrs. H. Landesberg, R. H. 
Madden. Frank W. Warren, Allison French. J. B. Williams. 
Mrs. W. Grass, H. F. Cook. Fred C. Franck, Mr. and Mrs. H. 
H. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. McMafee. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. 
Neve, E. H. Hammond, Mrs. M. A. Curtis, Albert 0. Pegg. 
Mrs. F. G. Andrews. F. E. Brisbane, C. C. Coleman. Miss A. 
M. Fargarty. Miss M. Lynch. Fred Smith. Mrs. F. Walter, Mrs. 
C. Gassman. Harold Cunningham, Mrs. Collins and family. 
M. L. Cohn, J. F. Sullivan. W. B. Kyle. Mrs. M. B. Moses. D. 
Birringer, Mr. and Mrs. J. Beaumont, T. F. Ormond, Mrs. R. J. 
Highland. F. J. Cunningham, Mrs. Henry Mahler. Miss Metta 
Mahler, M. J. Bloch. Miss G. E. Meloche, Miss G. Gerkin. Ed- 
win R. Sheldon. Max H. Iscord, M. Sugarman. F. J. Cunning- 
ham. E. L. Simmons. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Zinn. Mrs. E. Jones, 
L D. Ayer. N. B. Clarke. D. 0. Stegman. M. H. Robbins and 
daughter. H. O. Kerchival, Chas. L. Lewis. H. J. Banta. A. D. 
D'Ettel. Geo. Grim. F. M. Luce. E. Bomers. From Oakland: 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. E. Kessler. D. E. 
Stegman. From Berkeley: Mrs. Frances Baron, Stuart Dag- 
gett Mrs. G. H. Mathewson. 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 17, 1918. 



Persons in the News 



POLITICS 



Roy S. Newberry, well known hotel man. who recently man- 
aged the Carmel Hotel, and also the Vendome at San Jose, and 
who's hotellic experience has been coast wide, has deserted 
that business for the fruit industry, and will devote his efforts 
to that line in the future. 

* * * 

The death of Myron Wolf, prominent attorney and ex-State 
Insurance Commissioner, was a distinct shock to San Fran- 
cisco and California business circles, where he was well and 
favorably known. Wolf was stricken with an apoplectic stroke 
Tuesday while at luncheon with some friends. 

* * * 

Dr. A. H. Giannini and Jas. Bacigalupi, vice-presidents of 
the Bank of Italy, who have been East on a business trip, re- 
turned to the city Tuesday much impressed with the wonderful 
war work activities which they beheld in the big Eastern cen- 
ters. 

* * * 

Lieutenant Claire Alfred Pelton Duffie, consulting engineer 
and former resident of Oakland, has won the French Croix 
de Guerre for conspicuous bravery displayed over a continuous 
period of thirty days. Duffie volunteered for service at the 
outbreak of the war with Germany. 

* * * 

W. A. Graham, adviser to the Siamese Minister of Agricult- 
ure for the past twenty-two years, passed through San Fran- 
cisco en route to England, where he will spend a vacation. Ac. 
companying Graham is Kanedhara Hastin, the son of the Min- 
ister of Education of Siam. who will go to England to enroll in 
one of the schools there. 

* * * 

Harry Coe is now the name of a vice-president of the Anglo 
and London Paris National Bank, who, as Harry Choynski, 
has been in charge of the foriegn exchange department of the 
institution for a number of yaers. Choynski was granted per- 
mission to drop the last two syllables of his name by Superior 
Judge Bernard J. Flood. Monday. 

* • • 

Frederick O'Brien, director of education for the California 
Food Administration, has been named assistant director for 
the United States Food Administration at Washington by Ben 
S. Allen, chief of the educational division at the personal re- 
quest of Herbert C. Hoover. O'Brien will leave for Washing- 
ton shortly, where he will serve for the period of the war. 

» * * 

John Francis Neylan, former chairman of the State Board 
of Control, who went to New York recently on buisness. was 
overcome by the heat in the East. He was obliged to keep to 

his berth in the train coming back to San Francisco. 

* • • 

A. W. Horwege, United States Shipping Board engineer, 

who is to be in charge of the concrete shipyard on Government 

Island in Oakland harbor, has arrived in Alameda with his 

family. He has taken a bungalow at 2529 Noble avenue. He 

was formerly City Engineer of Petaluma. and still earlier was 

connected with the Harbor Commission in San Francisco. 

» * * 

Walter E. Wilcox, who has been acting as chief National 
Bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Fran- 
cisco, has been formally appointed to the position of chief 
examiner for the Twelfth Federal Reserve district with 

headquarters in this city. 

* • • 

The Southern Pacific railroad, while under Government 
operation, is to lose three of its biggest officials. They are 
William Hood, chief engineer and dean of American railroad 
construction men. William F. Herrin. chief counsel and E. 
O. McCormick. vice-president in charge of traffic. Herrin 
is to remain with the Southern Pacific Company's outside 
non-railroad properties. Hood plans to retire from active 
service. McCormick will either remain with the company 
and its outside interests in some position to be found for him. 
or will accept one of several offers of a Government post. 



Many men prominent in the affairs of the State are joining 
the Rolph-for-Governor forces. Joseph J. Tynan, head of the 
great Union Iron Works, whom Charles M. Schwab calls "the 
greatest shipbuilder in the world." has declared himself for 
Rolph for Governor. "I am in favor of James Rolph." said 
Tynan, "because he is a constructive business man. accustomed 
to manage large affairs successfully, and can give the State an 
efficient, economical business administration." Joseph A. 
Moore, vice-president and general manager of the Moore Ship- 
building Company, and another of the big shipbuilders of the 
West, has also declared for Rolph. Rolph admirers who mo- 
tored to the big dove stew at Marysville last week report that 
all the talk at this most successful of all dove stews was for 
Mayor Rolph. One of the greatest demonstrations of the cam- 
paign occurred last week, when Mayor Rolph visited the big 
San Pedro (Los Angeles) shipbuilding plant. Over 3000 
workmen cheered the Mayor, and when he finished talking to 
them he was carried on the shoulders of overalled toilers into 
the yards. 

* * * 

According to advices from Sacramento a total of 1.151.365 
voters registered between January 1 and July 27 last. Of this 
number 126,483 are eligible to vote only for nonpartisan candi- 
dates at the primary election August 27, because they declined 
to state their party affiliation. Registration parties follow: 
Republican. 621.772; Democratic, 326.567; Progressive. 18.645; 
Socialist. 27.899; Prohibition, 27,791; Union Labor, 840; mis- 
cellaneous, 68. 

* * * 

Social insurance projects, such as pensions for the aged. 
invalid insurance, and the like, should be well within the con- 
stitutional power of the Legislature to pass or reject; and, if 
the constitutional convention is to adopt an amendment bearing 
on the subject, it should not seek to limit the Legislature's 
action by writing a social theory of its own into the constitu- 
tion. 

* * * 

Charles M. Fickert moved rapidly through Tehama and 
Shasta Counties. District Attorney N. A. Gernan. of Red 
Bluff, acted as escort. Fickert attacked Stephens' peculiar 
attitude toward the I, W. W. ; said that the members of that 
organization, having obtained citizenship by fraud or an oath 
that was as meaningless to them, their citizenship papers 
should be cancelled, and they should be held responsible for 
the incendiarism that has been terrorizing that district. Fickert 
spoke for good roads where the county has already subscribed 
for the bonds, and outlined a plan of water impounding against 

a prolonged dry season. 

* * * 

The Republican, edited by Chester H. Rowell. chairman of 
the State Republican party, the other day printed a long edi- 
torial in which the platforms of the various gubernatorial can- 
didates were analyzed. From the large amount of space de- 
voted to Stephens and Rolph one is forced to conclude that the 
Republican regards them as the leading candidates. As to 
the Republican's preference, it is for Stephens, although its 
preference is very mildly expressed. The Republican says : 
"Altogether we think the decision of the majority of the voters 
will be, as ours is, for Stepehens." And that's all. 



W. D. F-'nn'more 

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A. R. Fennlmor* 




181 Post Street I 
2508 Mission St. i 

1221 Broadway Oakland, Cal. 



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August 17, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 




PL/E>ASUR,E>'S WAND 



"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




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Startling Magic Heads An Excellent Orpheum Bill This Week. 

From Houdin. the wonderful, down to Horace Goldin, the 
present world's greatest illusionist, playing at the Orpheum, 
the men of magic fingers have fascinated the human race. 
Perhaps the art is a collorary of Barnum's famous saying, "The 
public like to be fooled." Every mind in the audience strives 
its best to discover how the trick is done. It's past doing with 
artists like Goldin. easy, clean cut, baffling and astonishing. 
He does it with an art so adroit that you begin to doubt your 
intelligence, caught in his flippant camouflage. Some persist- 
ent Orpheumites return 
time and again in a wild 
endeavor to solve his 
extraordinary tricks, but 
so far none of them 
have reported any suc- 
cess. Ernestine Gordon 
and Eleonore Kern, the 
California "duo," are 
above the ordinary sing- 
ers and musicians, and 
have that persuasive 
art that spells success. 
Tina Lerner, the bril- 
liant Russian pianist, 
who has attracted so 
much attention through- 
out this country, con- 
tributes several numbers 
with all her fine tech- 
n i q u e , sensitiveness, 
sympathy and brilliance 
which mark her play- 
ing. Her art is always 
a rare treat to those who 
love and appreciate 
good music. "U n c 1 e 
Jerry at the Oprey." as 
described by Val Harris 
and Jack Manion, is a 
string of laughs, with 
Val Harris as an octo- 
genarian old buck who 
comments on society 
"dressed and undress- 
ed, operysized," as it 
were. As an up-to-date 
censor he does no de- 
leting. 

The holdovers are all 
especially clever, in- 
cluding the inimitable 
Ralph Herz, in his most 

famous songs and recitations; those ingenious two six-cylinder 
comedians, Dooley and Nelson; Maryon Vadie and Ota Gygi. 
the latter a violinist of notable distinction; Valyda, an excel- 
lent popular singer, and her two ingenious "Brazilian Nuts." 
The Government special war scenes are intensely interesting 
in throbbing scenes this week. 

• • • 

Columbia Theater. — Margaret Anglin's success in the merry 
military love comedy, "Billeted," at the Columbia Theater has 
been responsible for her cancelling some of her middle west 
bookings so that she could remain here for a third and last 
week, commencing with Monday. Were it not that she was 
booked for appearance in New York on September 2nd she 
could remain here indefinitely. She will not play at any of the 
nearby cities, for she will leave San Francisco after the per- 
formance on Saturday night, the 24th, and will make but two 
stops between here and New York. "Billeted" is a clever com- 
edy, in which Miss Anglin appears to neat advantage, sup- 




CECIL CUNNINGHAM, NEXT WEEK AT THE ORPHEUM 



ported by a company of players who make the very most of 
the scintillating lines of the authors. 



Orpheum. — The Orpheum bill for next week will have 
as its principal headline attraction Cecil Cunningham, the 
comedienne, who will present four descriptive numbers, each of 
which is a gem. The lyrics are all clever and there is a pleas- 
ing swing to the music. Billie Burke will present his latest 
novelty, "Levitation," with Professor J. Edmund Magee. Like 

his previous effort, 
"Tango Shoes," "Levi- 
tation" is a travesty 
with scientific possibili- 
ties, delightfully ridicu- 
lous. Ray Fern and Ma. 
rion Davis are two ex- 
ceptionally clever danc- 
ers who possess a de- 
lightful sense of humor 
and sing pleasingly. In 
their "Nightmare Re- 
vue" they have a sort of 
futuristic offering that 
is a whirlwind of every- 
thing. J. Warren Keane 
and Grace White are 
certainly entertainers of 
quality. Miss White is 
a delightful pianist and 
Mr. Keane performs a 
number of new and clev. 
er card tricks which he 
accompanies with amus- 
ing patter. Silvermoon. 
the canine contortionist, 
will be presented by 
Mr. Brodean. This won- 
derfully trained Spitz 
dog excites much won- 
der and admiration by 
his performances. Har- 
ris and Manion, in "Un- 
cle Jerry at the Oprey." 
and Ernestine Gordon 
and Eleonore Kern, the 
California Duo, are also 
included in the list of 
attractions. Horace Gol- 
din. the apostle of mys- 
tery, whose marvelous 
illusions excite perplex- 
ity as well as admira- 



tion, promises several novelties. 

* * * 

J. M. de Beaufort's lecture in the Ballroom of the Palace 
Hotel on Thursday evening, August 22d, will describe his in- 
terview with von Hindenburg and give an interesting picture of 
the speaker's trip to the Eastern Front, which was filled with 
incident and adventure. 

An entirely new subject will be covered in de Beaufort's de- 
scription and analysis of von Ludendorf. whom he terms Ger- 
many's real military genius. Ludendorf's aims are not "Ham- 
burg-Persian Gulf." but "Hamburg-Vladivostok." 

The de Beaufort lectures are proving a notable event. They 
are being given under the direction of Paul Elder. 



Aimee — "When Harold proposed to you did he get 

down on his knees?" Hazel — "I should say not." Aimee — 
Why didn't he?" Hazel — "Well — er — probably because 
ti-.ey were occupied at the time." — Indianapolis Star. 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 17, 1918. 



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SPORTS 


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Tuesday night, negotiating the distance in 1 :07 2-5. Claire 
Galligan Finney won the mile swim in 29 min.. 33 3-5 sec. 



Great interest is being displayed by sport fans in the big 
swimming classic which is to be held Friday morning at 6 
o'clock over a course running from Pier 9. the foot of Broad- 
way, Oakland, to the Alameda Mole. 

Entries for the event, which is to be held under the rules 
of the P. A. A, were all in Wednesday morning, and Bill Rog- 
ers, of the Center Club, declared the list closed. Catherine 
Flaherty. Mabel Green, Elsie and Lillian Landers, with Miss 
Cruze, Hazel Cunningham and Mary Hunt, have already en- 
tered their names for the battle through the rough water, and 
each girl is aiming to make a record. 

The swim is a particularly hard one. due to tidal conditions, 
and every girl who undertakes the feat is gameness itself. 
Some weeks ago Hazel Cunningham made an unofficial record 
for the swim, and the race Friday will show the real champion. 

A large crowd is expected to be on hand to encourage the 

swimmers in their efforts, and much speculation is rife amongst 

those up in nautical sports as to just what the results of the 

race will disclose. 

» » * 

William Wirt, a former Stanford University baseball player, 
who has heeded the call to France, left Wednesday for New 
York en route to join his station in that country. Wirt will be 
athletic director under the Y. M. C. A. "over there," and is ex- 
pected to help materially in keeping up the morale of the fight- 
ing boys on the other side of the waters. 

* * » 

Considerable interest is being evinced in the plans for the big 
benefit boxing carnival which is to be staged on September 
13th by James Coffroth. A number of local boxers have vol- 
unteered to help the show along by being on hand when the 
gong rings. 

Walter McDevitt and Jimmy Duffy have both sent in their 
names, and Marty Farrell has asked the promoters to import 
the best middleweight available to go on with him. McDevitt 
and Duffy are both in the Navy, and will give the fans plenty 
of action. Joe White. Louis Parente's light lightweight, called 
on Coffroth this week and asked that his name be added to 
the list. 

• » • ■ 

Lieutenant Newton Best has succeeded Captain Cox as ath- 
letic director at Mare Island. Captain Cox recently resigned 
from this post at the Navy Yards. Lieutenant Best is well 
known in football circles and coached the famous team of 1917 
which had such a fine flock of football victories to its credit 
during that season. 

Best will guide the destinies of the team next year, and 
promises to put out 
even a more formid- 
able machine than 
he did last season. 
He has already open, 
ed negotiations with 
Doc Silva, the St. 
Mary's star of last 
year, and his chances 
of landing him are 
excellent. He states 
that there is more 
football material on 
Mare Island among 
the Marines than in 
in encampment in the 
United States. 



Duke Kahanamoku, 
the Hawaiian swim- 
mer set a new world's 
record for himselt in 
the 120-yard event in 
New York City on 



MT. TAMALPAIS MILITARY ACADEMY. 

President of Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy Tells of War 

Work Training Given Pupils. 

With a record of twenty-nine consecutive years of activity 
behind it and a steady healthful growth from one of the minor 
military preparatory schools to a commanding position among 
the leading academies of its kind in the country is the history 
of the achievement of the Mount Tamalpais Military Academy 
of San Rafael, which begins its twenty-ninth school term on 
September 2nd. 

In the last two years Tamalpais has gained signal recogni- 
tion from sources which in themselves indicate its standard. 
The War Department gave it a quota for the Third R. O. T. C, 
the first small school so recognized, and directly in conse- 
quence fourteen of its boys won commissions in the first two 
camps. A quota for the fourth camp is followed by a quota 
for the student camp at the Presidio. The War Department 
Inspector, who is directed to "consider nothing short of per- 
fection in his comparison reports," endorses it as "undoubtedly 
the most thoroughly military in spirit and variety of instruc- 
tion of any preparatory school in the Western Department," 
which includes nine Western states. In scholarship, twenty- 
nine universities and colleges have matriculated its graduates 
and in 1917 Tamalpais won the only class A accredit schools 





MARINES AND PUSHBALL— Members ol the Champion Foolball Team al Mare Island Barracks are 
Expressing Their Enthusiasm by Lilting Their Ball With Their Captain Perched on Top. 



171 Tamalpais Men Are With the Colors, 74 as Commissioned Officers. 
29th Year Begins September 2nd. 

examiner report (for private schools for boys) in Northern and 
Central California. It again wins this honor and is joined by 
the Hitchcock Military Academy to represent the same terri- 
tory. These military and scholarship reports speak for them- 
selves, and effectually settle the claim that military duties for 
boys interferes with classroom work. 

Major Vanderbilt states: "We make no comparisons with 
other schools. Our patrons and our boys are satisfied with our 
system and its results. The greatest strength ol the academy 
is the loyalty of its old boys and the record of its alumni, 
which, after all, is the true test of any school. No more val- 
ued praise has ever come to us than the constantly arriving 

letters from our ser- 
vice men, who now, 
more than ever, real- 
ize what we tried to 
do for them here. 
While we regret to 
have to direct late ap- 
plicants to delay on 
enrollment subject to 
enlargement plans 
now under way. we 
have given service 
families the prefer- 
ence and have not 
raised our rates dur- 
ing the war period, 
cadets aid us to in- 
crease our enrollment 
as a counter plan, and 
in the routine here 
to aid us to co-op- 
erate with parents in 
order to keep 'rates 
as usual.' " 



August 17, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



The "Inside" of Japan's Commercial Policy 

W ritten by a Well Known Local Merchant 



Students of international trade and its relation to the present 
conflict in Europe have viewed with alarm the strides Japan 
has made in trade power and commercial prestige during the 
p.'.st four years. Some of the writers have even gone so far 
as to state that they believed Japan would give trouble com- 
mercially to the other members of the entente even before the 
conflict has been settled. Personally I fear no consequential 
trouble from them "before" the war ends, since I feel assured 
that there can be but one ending — success for the Allies — but 
I do know that most serious conditions — now in the making, 
from Japan's foresight and our neglect — is coming for both us 
and Great Britain "after" the war is over. 

Most of us view the Japanese question from different angles, 
but many of our master minds have absorbed enough of the 
psychology of the Japanese to understand their depth and what 
sacrifices they will undergo to attain their aims. The only way 
to combat them is with like weapons, for one can best fight 
fire with fire — always remembering that they give greater 
thought and consideration to the distant future than to imme- 
diate benefits, — therein is their national strength as against our 
national weakness. They have made a masterful study of the 
mental weakness of every nation, and knowing our's, have al- 
lowed us, through our yellow journals, to be fed up with the 
thought of Japanese military invasions in order that we might 
not note the lining up of their "trade"' batteries. 

Apropos of their foregoing opportunities of immediate bene- 
fits, in order to secure future advantages, I will cite briefly 
the history of the Toyo Kisen Steamship Co., on the Pacific 
Coast. Some twenty years ago a small Japanese steamship 
commission, consisting of Asano and his associates, visited the 
States, with the announced purpose of starting a small Japanese 
line to trade between us and Japan. They passed through here 
to New York, and shortly before their return I happened to be 
commissioned to offer certain concessions to them in the way 
of railroad connections, dockage and warehouse advantages, 
but when I interviewed them upon their return to San Fran- 
cisco I learned that C. P. Huntington had tied them up whilst 
they were in New York. 

It was looked upon as a master stroke of Huntington's, as 
in place of their becoming a competing line, with direct through 
railroad connection with the then incoming Santa Fe, it was 
claimed that Huntington would sandwich them in between his 
two lines, the P. M. S. S. and the O. & O. S. S. lines, and see 
that they only got his chance left-overs, which was done. 

At the time, I made a statement that the Japanese would 
beat us at our own game, and that within twenty-five years we 
would not have an American steamship line plying between 
San Francisco and Japan; within the time the P. M. S. S. with- 
drew and for a time the American flag was off the Pacific, 
only the war made it possible for it to return. 

The wisdom of Asano in allowing himself to be tied up by 
Huntington was a play for the future and not for temporary 
immediate benefits. Had Asano been an American, his 
nation's administration would have allowed his ventures 
to fail. Asano's argument was along these lines : His 
tie-up with Huntington placed his line as a recognized associate 
of the P. M. S. S. and O. & O. S. S. lines, and though he would 
get but the chance "left overs" in freight and passengers, by 
straining every effort to satisfy his patrons, irrespective of 
cost, he would popularize his line and gain the confidence of 
the traveling public, so that by the time his contract with 
Huntington expired he could go it alone. 

The result has shown the wisdom of his argument, for when 
free from the combine he was able — with the assistance of our 
administrators — to crush his adversary and gain such control of 
the trade that would permit him to gradually weed out all the 
European officers from his steamships, till now on the present 
return trip of the S. S. Tenyo Maru, the last one of the Ameri- 
can captains was discharged, and today the American public is 
satisfied to travel on a Japanese ship manned entirely by Japa- 



nese officers — a result made possible only by the foresight of 
Asano in allowing himself to be tied up by, and with, Hunting- 
ton's S. S. lines. 

This policy of striving to be admitted to partnership in order 
to force upon the Occident "equality" recognition of the Japa- 
nese, and place theirs as an associate of the great nations of 
the world has been practiced steadily and is about to be car- 
ried out by the very latest commission to this country. I refer 
to the body of bankers who visited here a few months ago and 
traveled through the states extensively. They were ready to 
tie up with some of our banking institutions in a way that would 
give them the "scraps," but they will be "associates," and fin- 
ally relieve our bankers from requiring occidental correspond- 
ents in the Orient ; a result that would be the death note to the 
American trader in the Orient. Much could I tell of the 
national aims to get into Japanese hands practically the entire 
trade in exports to America so that they shall receive all pro- 
fits between the producer and consumer, and their efforts to 
ultimately control their imports, to the exclusion of the Ameri- 
can and European. 

They are a nation that appreciate the virtues of "prepared- 
ness," and have a remarkably effective system of national edu- 
cation for training their people to a degree that finds them 
ready when needed for "murderous" warfare, and with fore- 
sight of the decadence of such warfare, — and in anticipation of 
the world's great "trade" wars which are to follow. — have set 
a course of preparedness such as no other nation has done, and 
whilst we are all busy discussing and devising plans to meet 
present conditions they are intent on the future. They know 
that economic conditions are more vital than munitions, that 
trade is the coming greatest world power, and that national 
standards in the world unity will be weighted and governed by 
it. 

After what this war has brought to light of the many past 
contemptible acts of both German civilians and diplomats, 
which were instigated by their government whilst claiming our 
friendship, one may be justified in questioning the policy of 
others and for some time I have questioned the course of direc- 
tion of the acts of certain corporations and individuals having 
Asiatic-American interests. 



An elderly lady of very prim and severe aspect was 

seated next a young couple, who were discussing the merits of 
their motor-cars. 

"What color is your body?" asked the young man of the girl 
at his side, meaning, of course, the body of her motor. 

"Oh. mine is pink, What is yours?" 

"Mine," replied the man, "is brown with wide yellow 
stripes." 

This was too much for the old lady. Rising from the table, 
she exclaimed : 

"When young people come to asking each other the color of 
their bodies at a dinner-party, it is time I left the room." — 
Tid Bits. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



August 17, 1918. 



The Food Value of Dried Vegetables 



By E. Clemens Horst 



The laboring man is called upon to exert, during each work 
day, a considerable amount of energy or power, and like a 
steam engine he must get that power from fuel or food. The 
human body requires a number of chemicals to sustain itself 
and provide the muscular power with which man works. Meat 
and certain kinds of vegetables, like beans or rice, provide 
the fuel for the working power, but the body also requires cer- 
tain mineral salts to replenish worn-out tissues and keep up to 
full working efficiency the human machine itself. Practically 
all these mineral salts needed to keep man in a healthy condi- 
tion are found in fresh vegetables, and so they are essential 
to health and should be eaten, not only in summer when they 
are plentiful, but in the 
winter months as well. 
Here in California we are 
more fortunate than dwell- 
ers in other parts of the 
country, for our markets 
provide fresh vegetables 
for longer periods than 
elsewhere, but even here 
there are long gaps be- 
tween the growing seasons. 

Dried or dehydrated veg- 
etables will solve the food 
problem of the working 
man, for they enable him 
to have on his table at all 
seasons of the year the 
kinds of food needed to 
keep him in good health, 
and at the same time to 
provide his meals with that 
variety which adds so 
much to the enjoyment 
of our meals. Canned goods 
have been largely used as 
substitutes for the fresh 
vegetables in off seasons. 
but even the best of the 
canned supplies do not 
taste the same as the fresh, 
whereas the food cooked 
from dried stock tastes 
identically like that made 
from the fresh. 

Dried vegetables are 
merely the fresh vegetables 
with the water content re- 
moved. The fully matured 
fresh stock is picked in 
the growing fields and 
hauled to large drying es- 
tablishments where the 
vegetables are immediate- 
ly cleansed, picked over, 
sliced and dried, so that 
within a few hours after 
the product has been taken 
from the parent stalk it is 
reposing in sanitary cartons ready for use in some home. 

In fresh vegetables from 60 to 85 per cent of the entire 
weight and volume is water, and it is this water that causes 
the vegetable to decay. When the water is eliminated, the 
remaining food values are absolutely unimpaired and neither 
the flavor nor texture of the vegetable is affected. The dried 
product can be kept almost indefinitely without deterioration 
and when ready for use by soaking it in water for a few hours 
the original bulk is restored and the food is ready for cooking. 

The War Department is buying millions of pounds of my 




E. CLEMENS HORST p °' u "' b * B °^ 

Who has done notable work in aiding the transportation of food to our Allies 



dried vegetables for feeding the soldiers in France, and as it 
is the policy of the Government to use only the purest and 
best kinds of food for our fighters, the fact that the dried pro- 
duct is used is conclusive proof of its superiority. The Ameri- 
can Red Cross has also purchased thousands of dollars' worth 
of the same food for its work in European countries. Many 
large institutions, such as hospitals, regularly use dried vegeta- 
bles, and the leading hotels of New York, Washington, Chicago 
and San Francisco use my dried vegetables in preference to 
green because of the many advantages they possess. 

Dried vegetables are greatly superior to the canned in the 
home. To begin with, they are cheaper, because being all pure 

food there is no waste, and 
a small quantity of dried 
vegetables will make as 
big a dish of cooked food 
as a can or two of the pro- 
duct where water forms a 
large proportion of the con. 
tents of the can. The 
housewife, in buying a can 
of tomatoes, for instance, 
has paid for a lot of things 
besides the actual food 
contained in the can. She 
has paid for the tin in the 
can. the wood in the crate 
containing the can, the 
hauling, storage and trans- 
portation charges on the 
tin. wood and water used 
to preserve a small amount 
of actual food. Where the 
dried product is used, the 
same quantity of food as is 
found in a can would occu- 
py so little space that the 
cost of the container would 
be almost nothing. As an 
example we might cite the 
case of tomatoes. A paper 
carton of dried tomatoes, 
weighing 2 1-4 pounds, is 
equal in food value to an 
entire case of 24 quart cans 
of canned tomatoes, weigh- 
ing 60 pounds. It is quite 
apparent that a great deal 
of the cost of the excess 
weight and bulk of the 
canned product is made up 
of plain water, tin and 
wood, all of which is paid 
for by the housewife. The 
paper cartons in which 
dried vegetables are put up 
cost but a fraction of a cent 
apiece, and yet they pro- 
tect the food as well as the 
<* ersive tin. 

When a housewife buys fresh vegetables she must buy a 
large enough quantity so that when she has discarded from 
10 to 40 per cent of the vegetables in the form of tops, roots 
or peelings, she will have enough food left for the family. 
In 90 per cent of families the tops and peelings are thrown 
away and are wasted, and in addition the housewife has the 
labor and loses the time of preparing them. All of this is 
saved with dried vegetables, for when they come to the home 
they are cleaned and ready for use. with no waste and no trou- 
ble of preparation. Placing a handful in water for a short time 



August 17. 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



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renders them ready for cooking, and when served on the table 
the food has the appearance and flavor and actual food values 
of the fresh. This is not a mere statement, but is an establish, 
ed fact supported by the results of tests made by the Food 
Chemists of the Federal Government, by famous dietitians and 
chefs in various parts of the country. 

The development of the sealed-package industry has been 
a great boon to the housewives, for it assures them of abso- 
lutely fresh and pure foods. Packed in waxed paper, exclud- 
ing air. all varieties of food that would rapidly deteriorate if 
handled in bulk and subjected to the dust and the moist air of 
the average store, are kept fresh and wholesome until used. 
This is true of dried vegetables, for although they are not af- 
fected by atmospheric conditions and remain non-perishable if 
left in the open air, yet being packed in sanitary cartons at the 
drying plant, the contents are absolutely protected from all out. 
side influences, and by keeping a supply of the dried products 
on the cupboard shelves, the housewife can be assured of al- 
ways being in a position to meet any unusual demands upon 
her through the arrival of unexpected company, or the express- 
ing of a desire for a certain kind of food by members of her 
own household. Just as she keeps on hand packages of rice, 
breakfast foods, coffee and a hundred other essentials in the 
home, so can she keep a full supply of vegetables. The same 
menu can be served in January as in June, and the food eaten in 
the dead of winter will be as tasty and pleasant as that cooked 
from supplies raised in the home garden in the summer time. 

The dried vegetable industry is practically in its infancy in 
this country, though it is an established one in Europe. When 
the merits of this excellent form of food is made known to 
our people, and they use dried vegetables in the home as 
freely as they now use dried prunes or raisins or mushrooms, 
a great impetus will be given to our truck gardeners, and thou- 
sands of unused acres will be utilized to grow vegetables to 
supply the drying plants which can be maintained in every 
community. As the cost of putting up dried vegetables is 
small, compared to the cost of preserving them by canning or 
other methods, it ought to be possible for all varieties of dried 
vegetables to be sold to housewives at a fraction of what thev 
now pay for canned food, and at the same time their food will 
be more palatable, more healthy and more nourishing than we 
have at present. 



TRY DANCING AT TECH A U TAVERN. 

You have to do your own dancing at Techau Tavern, but the 
management pays a bunch of fine talent to sing for you. It 
works out very well, too. for everyone can dance in these days, 
but if everyone had to sing I fear there would be a falling off 
in patronage. As it is the patronage grows all the time. The 
Tavern has a Jazz Orchestra which draws dancers like a mag- 
net to the cafe. And to make dancing even more attractive the 
management arranged the Merchandise Dances for the especial 
delectation of the ladies, to some of whom are presented a five 
dollar War Stamp or the niftiest silk favors of expensive silk 
things to wear, without any kind of competition. They are 
bought from Livingston Bros. These dances fill two peri- 
ods during the evening, the dinner hour and after the theater. 
And so everyone dances to their hearts content, and in between 
times the Show Girl Revue Corps of vocal artists renders a 
varied program of the latest song hits, old operatic favorites 
and dainty ballads. 



CHARMING FRENCH COMTESSE TO LECTURE IN 
SAN FRANCISCO. 

Comtesse Madeline de Bryas. who is touring the United 
States under the auspices of the Committee on Public Informa- 
tion, is to lecture next Saturday afternoon. August 24th. in the 
Paul Elder Gallery, on Experiences in Devastated France.'' 
The lecture will begin promptly at 2:30 and will last for a half- 
hour. It is the third in the series of "Half Hours With Prom- 
inent Speakers," inaugurated by Paul Elder. 



"Didn't you feel homesick sometimes, Dennis?" "Sure; 

but I used to look at your photograph, and then I didn't feel 
homesick any more!" — Bystander. 



"Willie, your master's report of your work is very bad. 

Do you know that when Woodrow Wilson was your age he 
was head of the school?" "Yes, pa; and when he was your 
age he was President of the United States." — Pacific Tele- 
phone Magazine. 



LEILA DUNCAN COURVOISIER 

announces the opening of her studio 
1111 Lark in Street, near Sutter, Sun Francisco 
Pupils received in Harmony. [McCoy Method]— His tor j of Music- 
Ear Training — Piano 

Telephone Prospect lr.ll Houra by Appointmenl Only 



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.ITEMS 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

BERTHEAI.'-STILLMAX. — Miss Elise Bertheau, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Max Bertheau, of this city, announced her engagement to Cap- 
tain Edmund Hathaway Stillman, U. S. A., now in France. 

FRIEDMAXX-TCVYLIC. — Mrs. George Friedmann announces the engage- 
ment of her daughter, Miss Anita Marion Friedmann, to Raymond 
Webster Towle. 

mac HONOUGH-ROLLINS.— The engagement of Miss Helen MacDon- 
ough and James II. Rollins was announced a few days ago In Los 
Angeles. 

NORKIS-ROBERTS. — The engagement has been announced of Miss 
Dorothy Keith Norris and Frank Kittridge Roberts, Jr. 

PRATT-BURKE.— The announcement of the engagement of Miss Vlrlnda 
Lynn Pratt, of Sacramento, and Lieutenant Sherman Kennedy Burke. 

U. S. A., has been announced, 

WOODWARD-JOHNSON.— The engagement has been announced of Miss 
Elizabeth Woodward, daughter of John A. Woodward, of Los Angeles, 
to Charles Garfield Johnson, of this city. 
WEDDINGS 

HARNETT- rOPKEXS.- Benno I. Barnett announces the marriage of his 
daughter, Minna Carolyn Barnett, to James I lenry Popkens. 

rGLASS-TRABl CCO.— Miss Dorothy Douglass and Lieutenanl Efu 

gene Trabucco were married in the Chapel of the Dominican College, 
in San Rafael. Wednesday. 

MALTBY-SI.'LLIVAX.— Mr. and Mrs. AdOlphUS W. Malthy have an- 
nounced the engagement of their daughter. Miss Morenda Greene 
Maltby, to Captain Robert Delaney Sullivan. I'. S. A. The marriage 
will take place at the Clift Hotel today. 

RT'IZ-IIAXI'LON. — A wedding of interest here took place in Santa Bar- 
bara recently when Miss Marjorie Gray Ruiz became the bride of 
Joseph Handlon. of this city. 

STONEY-1 AVIS. — MiSE Florence Stoney is to be married to Ensign 
Charles H. Davis today. 

WEICK-PUGH". — The marriage of Miss Helene Emeleen Welck and Cap- 
tain Joseph Townsend Pugh, U. S. A., took place yesterday after- 
noon. 

LUNCHEONS. 

BALDWIN. — Miss Laura Baldwin invited a number of friends to lunch 
with her next Wednesday at the Franeesca Club. 

BRAVBRMAN. — Miss Florence Braverman entertained a few friends at 
luncheon on Monday at the Women's Athletic Club. 

CRANSTON.— Mrs. Robert E. Cranston entertained at luncheon Tuesday 
at the Woman's Athletic Club. 

FAI'NTMORPE.- Colonel J. C. Faunthorpe. of the British Army, was 
the host Monday at a small luncheon at the Palace Hotel. 

GRANT.— Mrs, J. D. Grant and Mrs. Joseph O. Tobin entertained a few 
friends at luncheon at the Palace on Monday, 

LA MONTAGNE. — Mrs. Clinton La Montagne entertained a group of her 
friends at luncheon Tuesday at the Franeesca Club. 

KELLOGG. — Vernon L. Kellogg, aide to Herbert Hoover, was tendered 
a luncheon on Monday at the St. Francis by the San Francisco Cen- 
ter. 

KNIGHT. — Mrs. Samuel Knight gave a luncheon at her nome In Burlin- 
game on Sunday, at which she entertained a score of guests from 
Burllngame and San Francisco. 

MARTIN. — Several interesting groups lunched together at the down- 
town hotels Monday afternoon. At the St. Francis Mr. and Mrs. 
Walter Martin and Misses Eleanor and Mary Martin were at one table 
With Henry T. Scott and a few other friends. 

McCORMICK. — Mrs. Charles McCormick was hostess at a luncheon Wed- 
nesday at her home In Menlo Park. 

MORDECAI. — Misses Ethelfreda and Louise Mordecai entertained a group 
of the younger set at a luncheon Monday at the Palace Hotel, the 
guest of honor being their cousin, Miss Mary Dixon, the fiancee of 
Lieutenant Arthur Walcott Towne, U. S. A. 

PAYNE. — Mrs. Clyde Payne was hostess at a luncheon and bridge Ties- 
day afternoon at her home in Belvedere. 

SMITH. — Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith entertained a group of friends at 
luncheon Friday at the Burllngame Country Club. 

Si *i rWERIN.— Mrs. Rennle Pierre Schwerln entertained with a luncheon 
at her home in Burllngame Wednesday aftei 

whiting.— Mrs. Randolph v. Whiting was hostess at a luncheon a fl w 
ago at her home on Hyde street. 
TEAS. 

SMITH. — Miss Cordelia Smith was hostess at :i small tea Wednesday 
moon in honor of Miss Loma McDonald, of St Louis, who is 
visiting With Miss Justine MeGrath. 

GOHN.— Mrs. Joseph F. Gohn, wife of Colonel Gohn, entertained at tea 
at the st Francis Saturday afternoon. The tea was in honor of Miss 
Leonora Shiels, the daughter of Major and Mrs. J. Wilson Shtels. 
DINNER. 

MALDONADO. — Miss Sofia Maldonado and her brother, Fernando tfaJ 
donado, were the hosts on Tuesday evening at their home in Forest 
Hill at an elaborate Spanish dinner. 

RECEPTION. 

GODOWSKY. — Musicians, artists and writers will assemble this evening 
in the Hotel Whltcomb at a banquet arid reception tendered to Deo 

pold Godowsky, the eminent pianist, and Mrs. Godowsky by the San 
Francisco Music Teachers' Association. 




delightful party 



PARTY. 

MAHONEY. — Miss Louise Mahoney entertained with 

at her studio on Post street on Sunday evening. 
ROSSETER. — Last Saturday the country home of Mr. and Mrs. John 

Rosseter, of Santa Rosa, was the scene of a surprise birthday and 

farewell party for the host, who is leaving for Washington, D. C, on 

Government work. 

WEEK END. 

KIERSTED.— Major and Mrs. Henry Kiersted of Sun Mateo were the 
guests of Miss Louise Boyd over the week end at her home In San 
Rafael. 

LORD.— Mrs. Arthur Lord, who arrived from Santa Barbara on Tues- 
day, was the guest of Mr and Mrs. Francis Carolan at their Burlln- 
game home over the week-end. 

TAYLOR. — Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor spent the week end as the guest of 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Morrow at their home in Palo Alto. 

ARRIVALS. 

BAKER.— Mrs. Cleveland Baker, who went East to attend the wedding 
of her brother. Raymond Baker, and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbllt, 
has returned in her home in Piedmont. 

BRADEN. — Mr. and Mrs. William Braden, who have arrived here recent- 
ly from South America, are the guests of Mrs. Eugene B. Braden at 
her apartment on Powell street. 

BROMFIELD.— Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bromfield and Mr. and Mrs. John 
Studebaker Johnston have returned from a motor trip to Tahoe. 

CLING. — Alan Cllne has returned to his home on Fillmore street I 8 

visit in Los Angeles. 

COOK.— Mrs. Roy Cook, whose wedding took place last month, has re- 
turned from San DlegO and is staying with her mother-in-law, Mrs. 
A. L. Gordon, on Twenty- ninth avenue. 

FEE.— Mrs. Charles S. Fee and her daughters, the Misses Marcla and 
Elizabeth Fee. have returned to their home after a pleasurable visit 
in Saratoga. 

GALT. — Captain and Mrs. John R. Gait are here from Honolulu. The? 
are making the Fairmont Hotel their home. 

HALDORN. — Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Haldorn, who have been spending a 
fortnight as the guests of Mr. Haldorn't mother, Mrs. James Mur- 
ray, at her home In Monterey, have returned to San Francisco. 

HARRISON, — Miss Virginia R. and Miss Barbara Harrison arrived from 
New York on Monday evening and are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Templeton Crocker at their home in Burlingame. 

HEWITT. — Mr. and Mrs. Dlxwell Hewitt returned from Feather River 
Inn on Friday. 

id »LMES.— Mrs. Ed F. Holmes, of Salt Lake City and Pasadena, is rest- 
ing in San Francisco after a busy season of charitable and social 
activity in the south. 

HOPKINS. — Mrs. Samuel Hopkins has returned from Lake Tahoe, where 
she has spent the past month. 

JURS, — Mr. and Mrs. Pet-r C. Jurs have returned to San Francisco after 
having passed the early summer season in Mill Valley. They have 
taken a house on Presidio avenue, where they Will be domiciled dur- 
ing the winter months. 

JACKLING. — Mr. and Mrs. Daniel c. Jackllng arrived home from the 
East on Wednesday and took possession of their apartments at the 
St. Francis Hotel. They will pass a part of the summer in the So- 
noma Valley. 

kkllev. — Mrs. Alice McKay Keiley, of the Philippine islands, is staying 
at the Fairmont Hotel. 

MAXWELL.— Sir William and Lady Maxwell and their daughter, of Cal- 
cutta, India, have returned to the Fairmont Hotel. 

McCREERY. — The Richard McCreery family arrived home 

They have been at Lake Tahoe and elsewhere in the Sierras for the 
past six weeks or so. 

MORRISON. — General and Mrs. John F. Morrison, after spending a few 
days in Monterey and Del Monte, have returned to the Fairmont 
Hotel. 

PEASE. — Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Pease. Jr.. have returned from B motor trip 
to Portland. They were gone about two weeks. 

i i : i J ' -Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. Reed have arrived here from Manila 
and are at the si. Francis Hotel. 

SUTTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sutton and the Mlsaes Martha and Cor- 
delia Sutton, have returned to their hom. on Sacramento street after 
having passed a month at their ranch at St. Helens. 

STONE. — Mrs. Charles B. Stone arrived in town a few days ago and will 
remain here until her husband. Lieutenant Colonel Stone, returns 
from France. 

TAYLOR.— Mr. and Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor have returned from 
Coronado. 

TIMSON.— Mr. and Mrs. William Tlmson, who have been In the - 
for some time, have returned to their home on Russian Hill. 

WHEELER.— Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stetson Wheeler, Jr.. and Mr. and 
Mrs. Bradway Head, who have been enjoying a holiday In the Mr- 
Cloud river country, ha v.- returned. 

W HI TLEY. — Mrs. Henry F. Whitley and her daughter, Mlsti Ruth Whit- 
ley, have returned to town after an enjoyable holiday in the Santa 
Cruz mountains. 
RIGHT.— Mrs, Charles Wright, of Philadelphia, arrived In San Fran- 
cisco and will remain here for a short while before going to Tahoe. 



August 17, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



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DEPARTURES. 
BLISS.— Mrs. Duane I. miss. Mr. and Mis. Walter r.liss and Miss Hope 

i. ft for the Bast. 
BISHOP.— Mr. and Mrs. Cortland Field Bishop left on Monday for Lake 
ave been touring the State In their automobile, and 
for the past Fortnight at the Fairmont Hotel, 
CONKLIN. — Captain Alvah Putnam Conklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nor- 
man Conklin, whi stationed at Fort Scott, left for the East 

on Friday. 
HOPKINS. — Mrs. Samuel Hopkins left Thursday tor a visit at Del Monti'. 
ECEHNEY. — Miss Gladys Ki - returned t" her home in Sants Bai 

bars after a visit to Lieutenant and Mrs. Harold Chase In Surlingame. 

I s. — Mr. ami Mis. Alexander ! ». Keyes have left for Alaska, where 

they will remain for the month of August. 
KINGSBURY. — Mrs. Kenneth Klngsburs and her son, Gwin Follis. left 

Wednesday for a sojourn in the Xosemite Valley. 
KIRKMAN. — Mrs. Van Leer ECirkman, wife of Lieutenant Kirkman of 

the Navy, left for the East to be with her husband, who will be homo 

on a month's furlough. 
LATHROP.— Barbour Lathrop and his niece, Miss Helen Brown, left 

Monday for the tatter's home in Chicago. 
MAY. — Miss Isabella May, of Washington, D. C, who has been enjoying 

a visit here and in Southern California, left for her home Tuesday. 
MORBIO. — Mrs. P. A. Morbio has gone to Seattle to visit her son who is 

stationed at American Lake. 
POPE. — The George A. Pope family has gone to Lake Tahoe. They will 

visit at Weber Lake Country Club before returning to town for the 

autumn. 
ROBBINS. — Lieutenant and Mrs. Milo Rees Robbins left a few days ago 

for the former's station at Seaside, near Portland. 
TURNER. — Mrs. T. C. Turner and her two children are leaving for Coro- 

nado for an indefinite length of time. Major Turner. U. S. A., was 

recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. 
WINSTON. — Miss Anne Winston, of Portland, who has been a guest at 

the Palace Hotel for some time, will return to her Home at the end 

of the week. 

INTIMATIONS. 

ASHBURN. — During the absence of Addison Anthony Ashlrarn In Wash- 
ington Mrs. Anthony and her family have moved to town from the 
peninsula. 

BALDWIN. — Alexander Baldwin is in New York witli his son. John. They 

spent some time with Friedlander Bowie, who sailed for France f 

cently. 

BURNETT. — Mrs. Welbore Stewart Burnett will leave for New York 
in September, where she will remain for several months. 

BISHOP. — Mr. and Mrs. James Hall Bishop will spend the month of Sep- 
tember in San Francisco at their home in Washington street. 

FICKERT. — Mrs. Charles M. Fickert is spending a few weeks at Wilder- 
ness Lodge. 

GIRWIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Girwin, of Menlo Park, are spending 
the week at Santa Cruz. 

HAMMOND. — Lieutenant Leonard Hammond, who lias been with the 
French Flying Corps, has been transferred to the American In 

HAMMERSMITH. — Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hammersmith, who have been 
occupying the Coryell place at Menlo Park, will return to San 
Cisco on September 1. 

HOWARD. — Mrs. F. A. Howard is the guest of Mis. s Kerriman at her 
home at the Presidio. 

LEE. — Mrs. C. H. Lee. wife of Captain Lee, lias taken quarters at th< 
Presidio witli her Bister, Mrs. V. J. Brlce. 

MAYRE. — Mrs. George T. Marye is at York Harbor, M-- . where 
be the house guest for a time of Mrs, John !■'. Rog< 

McNElL— Mr. and Mis. Sayre McNeil, 'if Los Angeles, have taken a 
house in s?nn Francisco and will make their home h 

MILLER.— Mr. and Mrs. C. O. G. Miller are planning a motor trip to 
Tahoe. 

MOORE. — Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Moo ive one of the an 

homes on Belvedere, where they pass a portion of even summer, 
are entertaining Mrs. John Gallois as their house guest. 

SHATTER. — Mrs. Philip Shafts! Iwo sons are visiting here from 

Brooklyn, N. T. 

ST1NE. — Mrs. O. C. stine, who has a lovely country home in Los Oatoa 
Is staying at the Town & Country Club. 

SYPHER.— Captain Leigh Byuher, who has been stationed at San An- 
to, has been ordered to Washington. 

TOMLINSON. — Mrs. Theodore Tomllnson, who : 

from the Blast, is enjo; II in Sonoma County at 

the home of her uncle, Theodore /. Blakeman. 

TUCKER.— Mr, and Mis. Nlon Tuckei are in Santa Barbara for a brief 
i o i staying at El Mlrasol. 

van ANTWERP.— Society has been pleat ir that Lieutenant- 

Commander W. C. Van Antwerp. i\ S. A., is planning to mal 
home In California. He recently 1'OUght a home silo at Buritn- 
game. 

' >: Mr I Mis, John I'. Yoong are enjoying a VUlll 

Rey, in Santa Cruz. 

WINNEE.- T. P. Winnee, Jr., the young champion tennis player of the 
South, has recently come to this city, where he was Joined by Ids 
brother. Lieutenant Garret! Winnee. 




Myron Wolf Dies Following Stroke. 

The news of the sudden death of E. Myron Wolf, prominent 
San Francisco attorney and ex-State Insurance Commissioner 
of California, came as a distinct shock to the community and 
his large circle of friends. 

Wolf died at the Wakefield Sanatorium on Sutter street 
early Wednesday morning, after being stricken with apoplexy 
while at luncheon Tuesday. 

Wolf was a member of the Bohemian, Family. Olympic and 
Commercial Clubs. He was also a member of the Masonic 
Order. 

Wolf was born in San Francisco October 19,1871. He was 
a graduate of the University of California in the class of 1894, 
receiving the degree of LL. B. He had taken part in politics, 
where his ability as an orator won him recognition. 

Funeral services were held from the Masonic Temple on 
Van Ness avenue Thursday morning, conducted by the Masonic 
Lodge. 

A bachelor, Wolf lived with his mother, Mrs. Fannie Wolf. 
at 2816 Pierce street. 

John Caff rey Passes Away. 

John Caffrey, one of San Francisco's well known and highly 
respectable citizens, passed away on August 8th. Mr. Caffrey, 
who leaves a widow, Mrs. Mary Caffrey. and a daughter, Miss 
Elizabeth Caffrey. was a native of Ireland, but had lived in 
this country for many years. The funeral, which was private, 
was held last Saturday morning at 8 :30 a. m. from the fun- 
eral parlors of Jas. H. Reilly & Co., 915 Valencia street, near 
20th street, thence to St. Paul's Church, where a requeim mass 
was celebrated for the repose of his soul. Interment at Holy 

Cross cemetery. 

* * * 

Death Takes William Henderson High. 

William Henderson High, a prominent citizen of Oakland, 
and well known in banking and financial circles, passed away 
on August 6th in that city. Mr. High, who was a native of 
Raleigh, North Carolina, but who has been a resident of Cali- 
fornia for a number of years, was well and favorably known 
throughout Alameda County. He was a member of the Oak- 
land No. 188. F. & A. M. and Oakland Commandery No. 11. K. 
T. Besides his widow. Mrs. Caroline E. High, the following 
children survive the deceased : Ralph B., William H. Mrs. 
George S. Daniels and Edith High. He was a brother of Mrs. 
C. E. Carlton. Mrs. V. C. Royster, Raleigh. N. C; G. H, G. D. 
and H. Z. High. 

The funeral was held August 12th from the family residence. 
406 Van Buren avenue. Mr. High's death will be sincerely 
mourned by a large circle of friends throughout California. 



The little Irishman was being examined for admission 

to the army. He seemed all right in every way except one. 
The doctor said, "You're a little stiff." Quickly the Irish 
blood mounted as the applicant replied. "You're a big stiff.'" 
— Florida Times Union. 



PROPOSED WAR TAX ON LUXURIES. 

More revenue is necessary to meet the constantly increas- 
ing appropriations for war and Secretary McAdoo has pro- 
posed new taxes aimed at the luxury class from which it is 
hoped to realize two hundred and fifty millions annually. This 
will be known as the luxury tax. 

Among its provisions are : 

Those who keep servants will pay thus, one maid exempted : 

First servant. 25 per cent of wages. 

Second servant. 50 per cent of wages. 

Third servant, 75 per cent of wages. 

On more than three, 100 per cent of wages. 

Liquor and tobacco tax doubled. 

Soft drinks levies quadrupled. 

Retail jewelry 50 per cent advance. This includes watches 
and clocks to civilians. 

Gasoline. 10 cents per gallon advance. 

Hotel bills over $2.50 per day. 10 per cent advance and 
all restaurant bills are similarly assessed. 

Five per cent is imposed on theater rentals and the show 
admission tax will be doubled. 

Ten per cent is added to all clothing popularly known as 
of finer fabric or cut. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



August 17, 1918. 



Industries of the Coast 



The cotton acreage in Arizona and California has materially 
increased this year. In Arizona 92,000 acres were planted, 
compared with 46,000 acres in 1917, and in California 194,000 
acres, compared with 117,000 acres in 1917. The condition of 
the crop on July 1st forecasted a yield of 200 lbs. to the acre. 
and sales have been reported at prices ranging from 30c to 72c 

per pound, according to quality. 

* * * 

Fir lumber mills of Oregon and Washington have pledged 
themselves to supply to the Government each month not less 
than 600 cars of airplane fir. Additional orders for 60,000.- 
000 feet of lumber for eastern cantonments have been placed, 
and it is said that orders for 110,000,000 feet of lumber for re- 
frigerator cars, ship construction and navy needs will be plac- 
ed shortly. The prices fixed by the Government are reported 

to be satisfactory. 

* * * 

Nevada mines in 1917 produced metals valued at $53,000.- 
000, principally copper, the Geological Survey announced. 
The copper output will be considerably greater this year than 
in 1917. but the production of lead and zinc will be less. The 
gold and silver output has been decreasing for several years. 

* * » 

According to President W. D. Egilbert of the Western Rice 
Growers' Association, the California rice crop for the 1918 
season will be 3.000,000 bags, worth at the Government price 
$13,000,000. Egilbert figures there are 100.000 acres planted 
to rice in the State this year, an increase of 25 per cent over 
the acreage last season. Glenn County, according to Egilbert, 
is the banner rice county this year, with 35,000 acres planted to 
rice. Butte, Colusa, Yolo and Sutter Counties are other big 
rice producing districts. There are about 6000 acres planted 

in San Joaquin County. 

* * * 

Fruit shipments this year are unusually heavy, and they ex- 
ceed by far the shipments of 1917. The Central California 
Fruit Distributors announce their total car loads to date as 
4,838. against the 4,348 1-2 of last season. The apricot crop 
was large, and the harvest sent to the canneries one of the 
best that has been shipped in many years, fruit men say. All 
varieties of cherries were good and commanded excellent 

prices in Eastern markets. 

* * •» 

The California Associated Raisin Company announced that 
a decision has been reached not to sell any raisins to commer- 
cial packers. It is planned not only not to accept any new 
orders, but also to refuse confirmation of orders already sent 
in. The decision was announced by F. A. Seymour, assistant 
to President Wylie M. Griffin, who said the rule would be ob- 
served closely. It was not intended to apply to the deal al- 
ready made with the California Packing Corporation. Further 
than that, the officials would not discuss the move. In reply 
to a question as to whether or not the decision had anything 
directly to do with the hearing in Washington recently, it was 

said it had not. 

* * * 

With 7,000 to 8.000 acres of alfalfa signed for the California 
Growers' Association, Fresno County has now become the ban- 
ner county of the State, according to J. L. Farrar, manager of 
the organization. Farrar left for a visit to other San Joaquin 
Valley counties recently. He was at Riverdale, where between 
1200 and 1500 acres were signed as a result of the farmers* 
meeting at which Col. Weinstock spoke recently. The Kerman 
district has signed up 1000 acres. The acreage signed in the 
state to date is between 18,000 and 20,000. Kings County 
has between 2.000 and 3,000, Tulare County nearly 5,000. Mer. 
ced County, given to dairying in the alfalfa belt, has signed a 

smaller acreage. 

* • • 

Orange and lemon groves are in good condition, and while 
it is somewhat early to obtain an accurate forecast, all indi- 
cations are for a normal yield next season. Total shipments 
this season to July 1st have been 11,694 cars of oranges and 
4,038 cars of lemons, compared with shipments of 31,997 cars 



of oranges and 6, 069 cars of lemons to the same date last year. 
The shipments after July 1st will consist entirely of Valencias 
and are estimated at 2.500 cars, compared with about 10.000 
cars moving after July 1, 1917. Prices have nearly doubled 
since last year. 



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ASSESSMENT NOTICE 
Queen Reg.-nt Merger Mine* Company 

Location of principal place of business. San Francisco, California. Location Ol 
works— Mineral County, Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given tliat at a meeting of the Directors held on the 24th day of 
.July, 1918, an assessment of one-half cent per share was levied upon the issued capital 
stock of the corporation, payable immediately, in legal money of the Tinted States. 
to the Secretary, at the oflice of the Company, 887 Honadnock Building. Ban Fran- 
cisco. California. 

Any sioek on winch this assessment shall renin in unpaid on the 29th da 3 Ol August, 

1918, "ill be delinquent and advertised for sale al public a net inn. and unless payment 
is made before, will he sold on Tuesday, the 24th day of September, 1918, to pay the 
delinquent assessment, together with costfl of advertising and expenses Of sale. 

II. B. WADE, Secretary. 
Office— Cftl Market Street, San Francisco, California. 



August 17, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



15 



City and Country Real Estate 



San Francisco has taken hold of the problem of increasing 
her harbor facilities in earnest, and already the work done 
along these lines indicates that within a short time substantial 
improvements will be in evidence along her water front which 
will compare in every respect with the equipment of the most 
up-to-date harbor facilities of other American ports. 

According to the Chamber of Commerce bulletin, "Activi- 
ties," the work planned by the State Harbor Commission and 
the committee of San Francisco business men working in con- 
junction with that body, splendid results have already attained. 

That San Francisco is rapidly going ahead as an industrial 
center and a commercial metropolis is strongly indicated by 
the steady and substantial development of the city's water 
front, says "Activities." 

Not only have many of the piers or the superstructures been 
replaced, but the Belt Line Railroad, which in 1911 was di- 
vided into two sections, one from Broadway to Mason street, 
the other from Channel street to Bryant street, has been con- 
nected across Market street and extended on through the tun- 
nel under Fort Mason to the Presidio and with the exception 
of the Belt Spur track on Pier 21, all the piers have been equip- 
ped with either one or two tracks extending their full length 
and leading to the main line of this State-owned railroad. 

Starting at the Ferry Building and going northward one finds 
the following changes have transpired in seven short years of 
the city's activity: Pier 3 is a new concrete pier with the shed 
now in course of construction; Pier 7 has been rebuilt; Pier 9 
reconstructed; Pier 11 rebuilt and widened with new shed; 
Pier 15 completely rebuilt; Pier 17 completely rebuilt with con- 
crete protected piles and structural steel and timber shed; Piers 
19 to 27. inclusive, reconstructed; Piers 29, 31, 33, all new rein- 
forced concrete; 29 completed and 31 and 33 in course of con- 
struction ; Pier 35 new reinforced concrete pier with new shed ; 
Pier 37, pier and shed newly built; Pier 39, newly built con- 
crete pier and new shed; Pier 41, new shed completed; Pier 43, 
built in conjunction with two new car ferry slips. Beyond this. 
Fisherman's Lagoon has been extended from Jones street to 
Hyde street. 

In addition to the construction of these piers the bulkhead 
wharf from the Ferry Building to Leavenworth street has been 
completed with the exception of a small section between Piers 

19 and 27. 

* * * 

As a result of the tremendous activity in the San Francisco 
and East Bay shipyards and the wave of prosperity which has 
struck the workers in these yards, the demand for homes near 
the yards on both sides of the bay has set a new high water 
record. Vacant houses are snapped up as soon as they are 
discovered by families whose men folks work in the shipyards. 
The call for homes from this industry alone bids fair to take up 
a good part of the slump which has characterized the local and 
State realty market for some time past. 

* * * 

A number of farm subdivisions have been showing renewed 
activity of late and attractive acreage propositions have been 
offered to the investing and home-seeking public by several 
firms which have unusual merit. To get as much ground under 
the plow as possible is one of the ways to help Uncle Sam 
win the war, and as it is also one of the most reliable and sub- 
stantial forms of investment, many sales of farm lands have 
been made as a result. Among the big realty operators who 
are putting high grade farm subdivisions on the market is the 
Hines Company, who are offering the Merced Irrigated Farms 
to farm home seekers and investors who wish to help develop 
one of the finest districts in the State. Merced is known as 
one of California's most productive regions and is a section 
with unusual bright prospects. 

• » * 

Considerable activity is now in evidence in the home build- 
ing line in Oakland and the East Bay district. Lakeshore 
Highlands, the new high class residential subdivision put on 
the market last spring by the Walter H. Leimert Company, has 
been specially favored in respect to the type and number of 
new homes erected there since the tract was put on the market. 





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New York 
Market Sluggish 



During the early days of the week rail- 
road stocks in the New York market 
moved up to the best prices they have 
reached for several months; the early 
settlement of the question of stabilizing of railroad earnings 
and dividends has no doubt had a beneficial tendency on this 
class of securities. On the whole the market has been irregu- 
lar and sluggish, though it is true United States Steel made a 
small gain during the early part of the week. 

Among the most active stocks, grangers and transconti- 
nental showed the greatest life. War issues were content to 
rest on their high marks of the past week — though the news 
from the Western front has greatly sustained the spirit of op- 
timism of the past two weeks. Shipping and oil as well as cop- 
per exhibited a decided tendency to sag, while tobaccos were 
on the list of inactives. General Motors advanced five points 
during the early part of the week, with a number of sales 
amounting to 435.000 shares. Internationals and investment 
bonds were firm with Anglo-French fives leading the former. 



The San Diego Consolidated and Electric Company 

has been authorized by the Railroad Commission to issue $350.- 
000 of its 6 per cent debenture, payable December 1st, 1922, 
and $133,700, par value, of its 7 per cent preferred stock. The 
stock is to be sold at not less than 95 and the debenture bonds 
at not less than 93 3-4, according to the ruling of the commis- 
sion. The proceeds of the stock and bond sales are to pro- 
vide for a working capital of $94,400 and pay for construction 
expenditures authorized by the company. 



The possibility of having to put up with lightless nights 

now faces the residents of California. The serious power sit- 
uation which now confronts the State has forced the Railroad 
Commissioners, under whose jurisdiction the light and power 
companies are placed, to appoint H. G. Butler, one of the elec- 
trical engineers of the commission's staff in charge of the con- 
servation of light and power in Northern and Central Califor- 
nia. As means to conserve light and power the State, acting 
through Mr. Butler, has already stopped the use of electricity 
in advertising signs, street lamps, display windows, etc., and 
other forms of non-essential lighting. In homes the effort to 
conserve lights will be attained by the voluntary efforts of 
the dwellers in the house, and a strong plea will be made to 
the people of the State to help in every way to attain the de- 
sired end. 



According to Bradstreets. war industries and industries 

which are in any way related to war work are abnormally act- 
ive, reflecting the tremendous energies which are being ex- 
pended in preparing the American Army and Navy for its part 
in the present world conflict. Other lines classed as less essen- 
tial, on account of the shortage of skilled labor, the fuel and 
material shortage, and other causes, are not exhibiting the 
same life and activity which characterizes the war industries. 
The line of demarcation between what are termed war indus- 
tries and the non-essential or at least less essential industries, 
is becoming more marked each day. The former is increasing 
in activity, while the latter, owing to the above mentioned 
causes, is becoming more slack. 



Davy Jean. Seed Commissioner of France, who has been 

in California for some time past arranging for the purchasing 
of about $3,000,000 worth of California seed to be planted in 
France, has nearly completed his labors. M. Jean has pur- 
chased nearly one-third of this immense amount of vegetable 
and wheat seed in Alameda and East Bay counties. 



One of the girls in a cooking class was asked : "Did 

you wash that fish before you baked it?" "No; what's the 
use?" was the reply. "It has lived in the water all its life." — 
Everybody's Magazine. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



August 17, 1918. 



WAR AIMS. 

In billets down the line one afternoon. 

As Bill and me and most of our platoon 

Was dozin' like, some blighter starts to jaw: 

"I wonder what the 'ell we*re fightin' for!" 

"England." sez Bill. "For Liberty,"' sez I. 

Sez Dan (the shepard), "For my flock — Oh my!" 

Shouts Pauper Pete, 'ho 'adn't a sou to chink, 

"I'll fight to save my dollars. I don't think." 

"We're fightin' 'cos there's Belgium still to win." 

"I'm out for blood — Zepps done my cottage in." 

Then Cockie ('e's a poet) 'as 'is say: 

"I fight." he sez, "to scare Black Night away, 

And when my voice is heard for miles around 

The Dawn will break at that victorious sound." 

"It's stripes I want." "A ribbon's more to me." 

"I'm out to save my 'ome acrost the sea." 

"It's Mother most I'm fightin' for." sez Jim. 

And Ginger said the kids come first with 'im . . . 

Just near us, listenin' careless as we spoke. 

A chap stood readin'. quite a youngish bloke. 

And some one shouts : "Wot 'o, my learned friend, 

Wot's your opinion? 'Oo do you defend? 

Wot sort o' name d'you call old England by? 

Wot makes it worth your bloomin' while to die?" 

The bloke just shows 'is book, and barely heedin'. 

"Shakespeare." he sez. and coolly goes on readin". 

— S. C. Roberts, in Westminster Gazette. 



"What do you do in your spare time?" "In my spare 

time I usually write the letters that I should have written 
when I was loafing on the job during business hours." — De- 
troit Free Press. 



Wounded Tommy — Will you play Mendelssohn's 

"Spring Song." please? Distinguished Pianist (with a soul 
above Mendelssohn) — I'm afraid I can't. Tommy — It is a bit 
of a teaser, aint it? Ties my sister up in a knot whenever she 
tackles it. — Punch. 



Judge — "I*m going to fine you five dollars for the 

chickens you stole the last two weeks." Rastus — "How '11 it 
be if Ah pays seben-fifty, Jedge? Dat'll pay foh up to an' 
includin' next Saturday night." — Life. 



"He offered to let me in on the ground floor." "Well?" 

"From the drop the stock took after I bought I must have 
been let in on the roof." — Louisville Courier- Journal. 



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and California Advertiser 



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R. R. l/HOMMEDIEU. 

The Motor Car Dealers' Association of San Francisco has 
again appealed to motor car owners to help win the war by 
making minor repairs and adjustments, instead of requesting 
the service station or repair shop to do the work. 

Since the last meeting of the association, when the Govern- 
ment's request for all mechanics that could be spared came up 
for consideration, and when it was decided to discontinue all 
unnecessary free service and inspection, there seems to be 
some misunderstanding on the part of the owner as to the po- 
sition taken by the dealer. 

The situation is a critical one, today the repair shops and 
service stations are working with one-third of the force neces- 
sary to make absolute repairs on the cars in use. 

This alone means that it is taking three times as long to 
get a car out of the shop. This is a serious situation, inasmuch 
as the motor car today is practically being used exclusively for 
business, and anything that lessens its efficiency retards the 
whole country, which is directly felt by the Government, thus 
hindering its work in more successfully carrying on the war. 

Every minute that a motor car owner uses a mechanic's 
time to do something which it is possible for him to do is tak- 
ing time from the Government, and it is for this reason that 
the motor car dealers are urging so forcibly on the owner to do 
everything around his car that he is able to perform, which 
he formerly requested repair shops and service stations to ad- 
just. 

While this is the only reason for the association's action, yet 
it has been far more reaching than the original object, inasmuch 
as it is producing the conservation of thousands of dollars that 
can be given to the Government, that otherwise would neces- 
sarily have to go to the repair shop and service station. 

The mechanic's time is worth money, and every hour that 
is saved by the owner doing the work or the free service of the 
dealer means that much more money for bonds, thrift stamps, 
etc. 

It is also causing a saving as it is educating the owner to tht: 
cause and effect. It is acquainting the owner with the mechan- 
ism of the motor car. It is educating him how to drive and 
handle his car more efficiently to lessen the needs of adjust- 
ments and repairs, for when he does the work he naturally fig- 
ures out the cause for such necessary repairs and adjustments, 
which naturally brings to light little errors in judgment and 
handling previously unknown to himself but not to the repair 
man. This previously has been the repair man's stock in trade. 

With a better knowledge of the mechanical operations of a 
motor car. the owner is better able to drive and care for his 
car than when he left it up to the repair man or service station. 

This also means better operation on the part of the car. and 
when it is so handled and run that it gives its longest highest 
efficiency there is produced a machine that will last longer 
than when it is run by uneducated hands. 

An automobile in the hands of an expert will operate in- 
definitely, only requiring the repair shop for the employment 
for the machinery and men to renew worn parts. 

Practically every car on the market today will last a life- 
time with proper care, and the necessity of the replacement of 
worn parts is such a small item that it can hardly be considered. 

The whole question resolves itself down to the saving of 

time and money to help win the war by producing an expert 

motor car driver or owner instead of a man machine that works 

without really appreciating what he is doincr. 

* * * 

The officials in Washington have modified their proposed 
tax on the use of motor cars by instead of taxing according to 
catalogue price, they propose to tax according to horse-power. 



While this is not as drastic as the former measure, yet it still 
works a hardship on the owner of the old-style car. 

Some of the earlier models still in use have enormous horse, 
power ratings, as compared to the modern designed vehicle. 
It was excessive horse-power, which in later years has been 
found unnecessary. 

For this reason such vehicles bring the poorest price in the 
second-hand market today, yet if taxed according to horse- 
power formula they would have to pay as much as some of the 
highest priced vehicles of the present time. 

Most of these cars are owned by men who cannot afford a 
modern design, but who have been forced to use a self-propell- 
ed vehicle to keep their business up to date. 

It is just such men who can least afford to pay a heavy tax. 
In many cases the present proposed tax would amount to al- 
most half of what the owners paid for their car, and would be 
cheaper for them to sell than continue its usage. 

What might be considered the most equitable plan of taxa- 
tion would be to take the insurance rating. This is accepted 
to be the most liberal valuation, one on which both the owner 
and the insurer has been able to agree, and such a tax would 
be in proportion to the value of the investment. 

• * • 

Truck manufacturers are advising their dealers to sell trucks 
to those businesses which are considered vital to war-time 
needs. 

Dealers have been asked to investigate the requirements of 
truck prospective buyers and to allot the cars they receive so 
that those furnishing war needs will receive them first. 

This move is undoubtedly made to forestall restrictive meas- 
ures on the part of the Government. 

• * * 

The Automobile Club of Southern California is helping erect 
signs on the Lincoln Highway between Salt Lake City and 
Omaha. With the completion of this work the route will be 
sign-posted from Omaha to Ely, Nevada. 

There is where the Southern Club interests ceases, for from 
Ely they have posted a route over what is known as the Mid- 
land Trail to Los Angeles. 

They are after the automobile tourist and are willing to 
spend money to get them. Our hats must be off to the South- 
erners, they never lose an opportunity to put their section on 
the map. 

The California State Automobile Association has done good 
work with the funds possible to attract the motorists to this 
section first, but our work has not been as effective as that of 
the South. 

San Francisco should head a movement with the assistance 
of all the cities and towns along the Lincoln Highway, from 
Ely to this city, to establish a headquarters in Ely to present 
before the automobile tourist the advantages and delights of 
visiting this section first. The cost and operation of such a 
headquarters would be exceedingly small when divided 
amongst the cities and towns interested. 

» • * 

It has been noted that many more women are driving motor 
cars. When the number began to increase there were many 
who were free in predicting that the number of automobile 
accidents would increase proportionately. 

In looking over the statistics of accidents this prophecy has 
not been proved; in fact automobile accidents in proportion 
to the number of cars in service seems to be decreasing in- 
stead of increasing 

From observation on San Francisco streets it has been 
proved, which is easily seen, that the women drivers are de- 
cidedly more careful than the average man. At cross streets 
she even holds up traffic to make sure that she has a clear 
right of way before proceeding. A little more experience and 
more confidence and women will prove to be the equal, if not 
superior, as drivers of motor cars. 

• • • 

Most tourists can sing the "Old Oaken Bucket." but few of 
those who have driven from Boston to Plymouth know that the 
main highway passes between "the wide-spreading pond and 
the mill that stood by it." Samuel Woodsworth's birthplace 
and the old well of which he wrote when a reporter in New 
York, still stands a few rods off the road on what is aptly 
named Pond street. The old mill was built in 1640. 



18 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 17, 1918. 



The present war is revolutionizing transportation. The big 
demands made upon railroads for Government work has caused 
a congestion and curtailment of private commercial transporta- 
tion. 

While such a condition is a necessity, from the standpoint of 
the Government, yet the Government realizes that such con- 
gestion and curtailment is detrimental to its income. 

It has therefore placed no restrictions on the production of 
commercial vehicles, such as trucks, tractors, etc., realizing 
that the increased use of these vehicles will produce not only 
more of the necessities needed for the support of the soldiers, 
but also will be productive of increased revenue to meet the 
cost of the war. 

As a solution to his trouble the business man and farmer has 
turned to the truck, and the farmer with the result that he is 
realizing that he is obtaining greater financial results than 
when he formerly operated on old-time methods of the railroad 
and the horse. 

The advantages of the truck and tractor are not enjoyed by 
every owner, for the simple reason that all owners do not op- 
erate their trucks and tractors with a full appreciation of the 
powers and limitations of that which they operate. 

The greatest loss today, in operating trucks and tractors, is 
caused by overloading, and when owners become educated to 
the proper use of these we will find less use for the railroads 
and horses, just as we have today found the great advantages 

of the passenger motor car over the horse-drawn vehicle. 

* • * 

The farm tractor is coming into its own. It has reached a 
stage of perfection where the owner and buyer can safely fig- 
ure upon its productive possibilities. 

It is the most favored self-propelled vehicle, or piece of ma- 
chinery by the latest Government orders. 

The farmer has overcome his prejudice against it with the 
result that motor car dealers are adding the line to their trucks 
and passenger cars. 

The next thing we may expect to see along "Automobile 
Row"' will be plows and threshing machines in show-room win- 
dows. 

* * * 

William M. Klinger. the well known automobile insurance 
man, has announced his connection with the automobile de- 
partment of the American Central Insurance Company, and the 
St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, through his 
membership in the firm of Goodwin, Klinger. Mackay. Com- 
pany. 

* * * 

Universal joints are best lubricated with a mixture contain- 
ing graphite. Any good, well known graphite grease of med- 
ium weight will satisfactorily answer the purpose and will give 
considerably more mileage per filling than ordinary cup grease. 
Care should be taken when filling a universal joint to see that 
the plug is properly replaced and screwed home tight. Other- 
wise all the grease will be lost in a very short time. 

* * * 

One of the most annoying rattles in a car is caused by side 
motion of the spring ends in the shackles. This rattle can- be 
quickly eliminated by backing off the lock nut. then tightening 
the bolt and finally tightening the lock nut. Care must be 
taken to make sure that the shackles are not too tight, other- 
wise there is no shackle motion when the springs are in action 
and broken springs are apt to result. The shackles should be 

just snug. 

* * * 

It should be remembered that in the warmer months the stor- 
age battery requires more attention than in the winter. It is 
very detrimental and shortens the life of the battery consid- 
erably to use it for starting the engine when insufficient water 
is contained in the cells. This procedure breaks down the sep- 
arators between the plates. Batteries should be examined at 
least every twelve days in summer and the cells filled to one- 
quarter inch above the plates. Always use distilled water only. 

* * * 

Just a word of precaution. Remember that waste or rags 
saturated with oil and allowed to remain in close quarters often 
ignite as a result of spontaneous combustion. Therefore, such 
materials laying in the oil pan or at the side of the mo- 
tor are dangerous and should be avoided. The pans un- 
derneath the transmission are seldom clean, and there is a very 



considerable chance of fire from oily rags. Likewise the gar- 
age should be kept free of oily waste and rags. 

* * * 

The alignment of the front wheels should be inspected oc- 
casionally. Often the bumping of a curve or a slight accident 
that results in no apparent damage will throw the front wheels 
sufficiently out of correct position to need attention. While it 
would involve a highly technical explanation to show why this 
is so. it is a positively proven fact that the front wheels of an 
automobile should "toe in" slightly. The front edge of the 
rims should be 3-8 inch closer together than the rear edges, 
measuring at the same height from the ground. This not only 
causes the car to steer more easily and naturally, but avoids 
excessive tire wear as well. 

If upon inspection it is found that the wheels are not correct- 
ly aligned it will also usually be found that the reach rod from 
left to right steering knuckles has been bent. Springing this 
back into position will ordinarily correct the trouble. It is pos- 
sible, however, for continuous wear to cause the trouble. In 
this event, it is but a few moments work to shorten or lengthen 
the reach rod. 

* * * 

To avoid all ignition, starting and lighting troubles it is ad- 
visable to inspect all wire terminals about once every month 
or six weeks and see that they are snug. For those not es- 
pecially familiar with the electrical system it may be advisable 
to itemize all the connections. The generator is connected with 
the battery, which in turn is connected with the ignition coil, 
ignition switch, the starting motor and all lights. From the coil 
the connections lead to the distributor, which is connected with 
all the spark plugs. Beside snugging up all connections it is 
well to examine the battery terminals. If they are corroded, 
brighten them up and apply a very little vaseline before re-con- 
necting. 

5. ■:< >:■ 

Recognition of the motor truck as a competitor of the rail- 
roads by lake and river steamship lines, a movement fostered 
by Return Loads Bureaus in cities located on navigable waters, 
promises a substantial boost to motor highway haulage. This 
information is offered to owners of motor trucks by the B. F. 
Goodrich Rubber Company, a step of vital importance for the 
permanent retainance of the commercial vehicle as a common 
carrier of freight. 

Already many shippers specify motor truck service from 
wharf to interior points to expedite delivery, but the new move- 
ment urges the adoption by boat lines and trucking companies 
of a joint working arrangement similar to the existing rela- 
tions between boats and railroads. Empty trucks returning to 
interior points from lake and river towns would speed up de- 
livery, augment the truck owners earnings and relieve ware- 
house congestion. 

It is believed the joint water-and-rail rates can be profita- 
bly met by trucking companies. This point, when successfully 
worked out, will do more to establish the future of inter-city, 
and even inter-state motor trucking than any agency yet em- 
ployed. 

Although prevailing motor trucking rates are slightly higher 
than either railroad or express rates — because of the speed 
and guarantee of delivery within a specified time — the follow- 
ing added revenue would justify the motor trucking companies 
meeting the present water-and-rail rates: The extra compen- 
sation allowed the railroad when transfer is made from boat 
to railroad terminal should be allowed the truck; and also the 
store door charge for delivery at destination. 

It is pointed out that this plan would furnish ample remun- 
eration for filling returning trucks. 

The Return Loads Bureaus recommend that state commis- 
sions and the Interstate Commerce Commissions exempt truck- 
ing companies from filing rate schedules on inter-city traffic 
until such time that all the factors necessary for permanent 

legislation can be ironed out by the motor trucking interests. 

* * • 

There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



August 17, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



19 



INSURANCE 



Evidence of the prosperity of the working man and skilled 
labor under the new war-time conditions throughout the United 
States, is revealed by the view of the situation taken by the 
automobile underwriter. B. G. Wills, Superintendent of the 
Automobile Department of the Fireman's Fund, in comment- 
ing upon the increased volume of automobile premiums of the 
company, is authority for the statement that a large percentage 
of the business from San Francisco brokers and business firms 
is on cars purchased by shipyard workers at the Union Iron 
Works and other plants. Automobile salesmen are taking ad- 
vantage of the sudden prosperity of this class of workmen, ap- 
proaching the men when they emerge from the shops. Sales 
are often closed on the spot, the purchaser driving his new car 
home. 

The sudden death of Fred H. Beaver, joint manager with 
John Kilgarif of the Pacific Mutual in Northern California, 
removes a familiar figure from local life insurance circles. 
For more than a quarter of a century the firm of Kilgarif & 
Beaver has represented the Pacific Mutual. Mr. Beaver was 
a son of George W. Beaver, at one time vice president of the 
company. He was a man of wealth, and leaves a widow, two 

daughters and two sons. 

* * * 

H. J. Edwards, one of San Francisco's prominent insurance 
brokers, has gone to the Western front as athletic director un- 
der the auspices of the Y. M. C. A.. Mr. Edwards is a grad- 
uate of Stanford University, where for two years following the 
completion of his graduate course he acted as graduate mana- 
ger of athletics. During the past three years he has acted as 

Pacific Coast representative of the American Agency Bulletin. 

* * * 

Alfred W. Balch. M. D., has been appointed an assistant 
medical director of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. 
Dr. Balch is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and has 
been for some time in the medical division of the Metropolitan 
Life. The increase in the work of the laboratory and chemical 
bureaus of the medical division has been so great that it has 
been found necessary to divide the work, in which Dr. Balch 

will be associated with Dr. Ogden. 

* * * 

E. A. Leonard, Vice President and Treasurer of the Standard 
Accident, is dead after a long illness. Mr. Leonard had been 
with the company for many years and news of his death car- 
ries grief to many who recognized his sterling character. He 
was a close friend of Manager Clarence F. Briggs. of the Pa- 
cific Coast Department. The offices of assistant secretary. 
secretary, vice president and treasurer were successively filled 
by Mr. Leonard, and his loss will be severely felt by the com- 
pany. 

* * * 

Despite a vigorous curtailment of the expense account ef- 
fected by President H. J. Saunders at the beginning of 1918, 
the semi-annual period of his incumbency shows substantial 
progress, a gain of $305,851 having been made in assets, send- 
ing that feature well over the three million dollar mark, and 
the item of reserve with the insurance department added to. to 
the extent of $253,184. During the same period $27,429 was 
added to surplus account. The reserve now foots up $1,817,- 

924 and surplus to policy holders $1,165,249. 
» * * 

The Washington Supreme Court has approved the re-election 
of John J. Cadigan as president of the New World Life Insur- 
ance Company, of Spokane. President Cadigan was elected 
by proxies, the legality of which was disputed by those who 

opposed him. 

* • • 

The rumor that Harry Wells is to resign his office of In- 
surance Commissioner for the State of Oregon is vigorously 

denied by that gentleman. 

• • • 

The Guardian Insurance Company of America announces 
the promotion of T. Louis Hansen, from the office of Superin- 
tendent of Agencies to that of Vice President and Agency 
Manager. 



The home office agency of the West Coast Life is now hous- 
ed in the company's home office building on the corner of Mont- 
gomery and Pine streets. Manager P. M. Caroe has establish- 
ed himself in convenient and well appointed quarters on the 
second floor, where there is abundant room for both the agency 
and office force. 

* * ate 

The following representative insurance men have been elect, 
ed members of the board of directors of the Insurance Fed- 
eration of California: Carl A. Henry, Chairman, (fire); 
Thomas H. Anderson, (fire) ; C. A. Hulme, (marine) ; A. S. 
Holman, (health and accident) ; W. H. Davis, (life) ; C. B. 

Cornell, (casualty); Alexander Field, (broker). 

* * * 

All office employes of the W. W. Alverson general agency 
who have been with the agency for a period of one year, and 
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$1000. 

* * * 

The 1918 convention of the Industrial Claim Association will 
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26th, 27th and 28th. 

* * * 

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San Francisco News Letter 



August 17, 1918. 



Shipping and Trade 



With the launching of 123 vessels, totaling 631,944 dead- 
weight tons, and the delivery of 36 steel and five wooden 
craft of 235,025 dead-weight tons, new world ship building 
records were established in July by American shipyards, the 
Shipping Board announced. The July launchings alone were 
greater than those of any single year in the past. In addition 
to the 41 completed ships, the American merchant marine was 
further increased by the delivery of two steel vessels of 15.855 
tons by Japanese. The total tonnage launched this year is 
1,719,536. 

Most of the shipyards of this district have contracted their 
entire output for the next 12 months, and many yards for a 
much longer period. It is estimated that the value of the pro- 
duction of all the yards building steel and wooden ships on this 
coast is over $500,000,000 per year. Of 55 constructors of 
steel ships and 78 constructors of wooden vessels rated for 
efficiency for the month of May by the Emergency Fleet Cor- 
poration, the five highest rated steel and eight highest rated 
wooden ship constructors are in this district. The most notable 
construction record yet made anywhere was the launching of a 
12,000 ton steel freighter by a San Francisco yard in 45 days 

from the date of keel laying. 

« * * 

The 100.000 tons of surplus sugar now stored in Hawaii and 
waiting for transportation to the mainland will be moved rap- 
idly, according to Matt Lindsay, traffic and passenger mana- 
ger of the Matson Line. The company operates thirty vessels, 
including five steamers and motorships of the East Asiatic 
line that were chartered after being laid up at a Pacific port 
for several weeks. These will handle something like 40.000 
tons on a single trip, and the surplus sugar in the islands soon 
will be wiped out. There is also a fair supply of bananas to 
be handled, though less than in former years, owing to the la- 
bor situation in the mid-Pacific islands. Something like 100.- 
000 tons of canned pineapples also will have to be shifted to 
the United States, so there is a goodly tonnage awaiting ship- 
ment. In former years the American-Hawaiian Company 
handled a fair amount of this tonnage, but the Matson line has 

it all, or nearly all, now. 

* * * 

Final steps in the new financing of the China Mail Steam- 
ship Corporation having been taken. Blyth. Witter & Co. an- 
nounce an offering by them of $1,750,000 of the company's 
first mortgage 7 per cent short term gold bonds at prices to 
yield 7 1-2 per cent on the investment. This is the first public 
offering of purely maritime securities ever put out on the Pa- 
cific Coast, and that the issue will prove attractive to investors 
may be regarded as a certainty in view of the remarkable suc- 
cess of the China Mail Company since entering the fruitful 

trans-Pacific carrying trade. 

* * * 

The demand for deck officers for Uncle Sam's new merchant 
marine is in excess of the supply, is the announcement by 
Captain Charles W. Saunders, port captain of the Matson line 
and local chief of the Government's free schools of navigation 
for deck officers and engine-room men. Saunders has just re- 
turned from Los Angeles and San Diego, where he investigated 
the conditions and sought to stimulate the interest of seamen in 
the proposition to create more officers for the fleet. 

* * * 

San Francisco ships in the coastwise, Australian and Oriental 
trade are approaching record performances of ante-bellum 
days, even though the swifter vessels here, as elsewhere, have 
been sent to the Atlantic for war transportation to Europe, ac- 
cording to an announcement made recently by the United 
States Shipping Board. The Ventura, which made the trip 
from here to Honolulu, Sydney, Pago Pago, back to Honolulu, 
and thence to San Francisco, and whose feat was duplicated 



by the Sonoma, is specifically mentioned in the announcement, 
which attributes a 50 per cent increase in efficiency to direct 
routing, unification of cargoes, loading to full capacity and 
reduction in the time in port. 

* * * 

In June the United States built 80 per cent as much tonnage 
as the U-boats sunk, and the Allies more than filled the gap. 
It is being predicted that by September the United States 
shipyards alone could replace current losses. 

• » » 

Following closer trade relations between Australia, French 
Cochin China and British Strait Settlements ports, the Dutch 
East Indies are reported to be planning a measure to relieve 
congestion in the markets of Java and Sumatra, particularly 
with reference to accumulated tobacco, coffee and sugar. Rep- 
resentatives of Dutch and East Indian commercial interests 
have arrived here on a business mission to arrange for the 
transportation of materials needed in the United States, espe- 
cially sugar. The greatest difficulty is presented by the lack 
of shipping. Ships now plying between America and the 
Dutch East Indies find more profitable cargoes than sugar, and 
it is not considered likely that any ships could be diverted from 
the fleet that the Shipping Board has assigned to carry wheat 
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Experienced farmers and naturalists state that indica- 
tions point to an early and wet winter — wet in the climatic 
sense is meant, of course. 

As election day draws near, the political candidate, like 

the busy bee, is out trying to gather all the votes possible be- 
fore the primary polls open. 

The suggestion that a subway under Market street near 

the Palace be built is a good one, but why limit the number to 
only one under-street crossing? 

Several Oakland ministers object to plastering the dead 

walls of their city with the legend "To Hell With the Kaiser." 
Where else would you send him, gentlemen? 

Don't forget that the Fourth Liberty Loan will soon be 

launched and that your Uncle Sam expects every man. woman 
and child to do their part in making it the biggest success ever. 

They launched another ship at the Moore yards in Oak- 
land Sunday. The manager of the yards stated recently that 
life over there has become just one durn launching after an- 
other. 

——Director General of Railroads McAdoo's name will ap- 
pear on all new railroad stationery. This is another sign which 
indicates that government control may last long after the war 
is over. 

Food riots in Tokio and other parts of the Mikado's do- 
main seem to indicate that the patient Japanese don't like being 
cut down in their daily rations any more than the people of 
other nations. 

The Red Cross Bazaar recently held on the City Hall 

Plaza in Oakland proved a big financial success. That is as it 
should be, for no workers deserve more credit than members 
of the Red Cross. 

If a plentiful supply of candidates for the gevernorship 

has anything to do with the life and excitement of the coming 
political battle, then California should have a real old-time po- 
litical show this year. 

The daylight saving plan may inconvenience some — and 

we have heard a few kicks about it — but it cannot be denied 
that it has resulted in a great saving of light and fuel since it 
has been in force. 



If the prices of shoes continue to advance during the 

coming year in the same ratio that they have for the past twelve 
months, the sandaled fashions of ancient Greece and Rome will 
become popular with the average American. 

San Francisco's tremendous export and import business 

for the past year indicates that in spite of many artificial han- 
dicaps the brave old town is not going to be left behind in the 
commercial race for Pacific Coast mercantile supremacy. 

News dispatches state that there was great excitement 

recently in the ranks of the moving picture players down Los 
Angeles way, caused by Charlie Chaplin, who. during a mo- 
ment of absentmindedness, actually treated a friend to a cigar. 

The big packers claim that their work is eminently pa- 
triotic. Maybe it is, but it has proven wonderfully lucrative to 
the packers, according to the report of the Industrial Trade 
Commission. 

It is said that the noise made by the American soldiers 

arriving at Vladivostock surprised and startled the natives of 
that city. The Yankee boys are pretty good at that, but a whole 
lot better at backing all the noise they make with good, keen 
fighting. 

Lay in your winter supply of coal early, is the warning 

sent out by the Fuel Administration. This is a good sugges- 
tion, and we will do it if there is any loose change in the bank 
account after paying for some of the new h. c. 1. prices on 
every day necessities. 

These are the busy days for the various publicity men 

attached to the staffs of the regiment of gubernatorial candi- 
dates. The claims made by these very busy writers, if segre- 
gated and compiled, would make interesting reading — say on 
or about August 29. 

The State Board of Harbor Commissioners is going to 

readjust the harbor charges of the Port of San Francisco so as 
to make this city more attractive to that class of ships com- 
monly known as "tramp steamers." It is a move in the right di- 
rection, and will help keep San Francisco in the front rank as 
the leader of Western maritime cities. 

The absolute disregard for pedestrians displayed by 

drivers of motor trucks and delivery wagons and ordinary au- 
tomobiles for that matter, when approaching crossings calls 
for some suppressive action. Maimed and injured men. wom- 
en and children resulting from this practice are not a very in- 
viting sight at our receiving hospitals and morgues. 

The Deutsch family has decided to change their name 

en masse to Duval, as their present cognomen savors too much 
of the Teuton to please them. As Deutsch translated into En- 
glish means German we can hardly blame them for wanting the 
change, especially now as one of the sons will soon be in the 
trenches fighting for Uncle Sam. 




EDITORIAL MENTION 




One of the most serious problems which 
Scarcity of the modern home dweller in our cities 

Servants Serious and towns has to face today, and one 
which is increasing in magnitude with 
every passing year, is the ever growing scarcity of household 
help — the dearth of both men and women servants to help 
carry the burdens of our complex modern home social life. 
There was a time, and that only a comparatively short while 
ago. when it was easy to secure all the help one needed at a 
fair wage and on the whole competent and efficient. The Chi- 
naman, smiling his way into the affections of many households, 
occupied a unique and satisfactory position both to himself 
and his employers in the Pacific Coast home. The housemaids 
of many nationalities, by their efforts aided the mistress of 
the house in keeping the home going in an orderly and satis- 
factory manner. 

Today there is no such thing as an ample supply of menials. 
The new commercial conditions which have arisen have grad- 
ually eliminated, or nearly so. the proletariate class. That body 
of men and women who formerly constituted the serving class 
have now worked upward into a new and better plane in our 
social system. 

As a remedy to the existing condition it has been suggested 
— and sound reason and expediency both appear to be in har- 
mony with the suggested plan — that if the Government were to 
allow for a definite period of years the temporary immigration 
of a stated number of Chinese for the sole purpose of doing 
certain clearly specified work that the urgent demand for house 
servants would be relieved. 

Besides helping out the American householder, this plan 
would do wonders in establishing a much closer commercial 
relation with China and the Orient than now exists. The preju- 
dice of former years, which was responsible lor the hostility 
of labor to the immigration of Chinese into this country, does 
not now exist — and as the entrance and residence of the Chin- 
ese would be strictly regulated, their competition with white 
merchants and labor would be safeguarded. It would be a 
splendid move in the right direction if Congress would give this 
matter the serous consideration its importance warrants, and 
lift up the bars so as to admit a- few thousand Celestials for 
servants and help. 

3B- 

So much has been printed about the 
Petty Profiteering high cost of living and so many sugges- 
and Small Caliber tions made as to the best way to keep 
Grafting Rampant above the engulfing waves of advanc- 
ing prices, that the weary housewife 
and the no less weary man of the home, finds little to keep up 
their fagged interest in the subject. Two facts stare them in 
the face — first, the actual and steady advance in the prices of 
almost every article of food, household use. personal wearing 
apparel, etc. ; second, the no less important fact that they have 
to pay this increase on all sides, as no remedy seems at this 
time in sight. 

Though there is beyond a doubt, in many cases, a justifica- 
tion for a slight raise in the retail selling prices of the necessi- 
ties of life, caused by the war and higher cost of labor and ma- 
terials, it does not justify the exhorbitant and unjust advance 
which has marked the marketing of foods and living necessi- 
ties during the past two years. Even though we have been 
willing, and cheerfully went through several months of "wheat- 
less" days, and to help win the war we are prepared to make 
every day a wheatless and sugarless one. still, when the bak- 
ers advance the price of bread fully three hundred per cent it 
seems that the ugly head of the profiteer is rearing itself into 
view. The bakers are not the only offenders, as the list in- 
cludes grocers, milk dealers, meat markets, vegetable markets, 
coal dealers, clothiers, etc., and so on down the whole array of 
commercial and mercantile life. Just where the blame rests 
it is hard to determine, but the small souled profiteer who takes 
the opportunity to gouge his patrons when his country is at 
war, and when all are doing something to help win that war, 
deserves the contempt and censure of everyone. 



What threatened to grow into a ship- 
Sh ip yard Workers yard strike of alarming proportions, and 
Return to Work which would have tied up the ship pro- 
duction program of the Emergency 
Fleet Corporation, as far as the San Francisco Bay district was 
concerned, has been happily averted, and the threatened strike 
of the shipworkers in Oakland and Alameda has passed into 
history with the decision of the workers to keep on building 
ships for Uncle Sam while the question of back pay and other 
wage disputes between them and their employers is adjusted 
by agreement. 

The decision to keep on working is a wise one from every 
angle, and will help to rehabilitate considerably, the reputa- 
tion of a large body of workers in the yards who once before 
struck and caused a loss of several working days on a number 
of the big vessels being built in the East Bay shipyards. Irre- 
spective of the rights involved, and granting that the workers 
have certain elements of truth behind their contentions, these 
facts didn't and do not now justify their deserting essential 
Government work at this stage of the war production program, 
this is especially true when the good wages labor is receiving 
now is taken into consideration. It has been justly stated that 
the soldier in the trenches receives only about one-fifth of the 
wages the shipworker gets, and in addition risks his life many 
times day and night while performing this service for his coun- 
try, yet we hear no talk of the artillerymen's union, for in- 
stance, threatening to stop firing in the midst of an engage- 
ment, or the refusal of the infantrymen's union declining to go 
over the top because the commissary was unable to serve 
breakfast as per schedule or their months' pay a day or so 
late in arriving. 



The problem of relieving the traffic 
Street Traffic congestion on lower Market street has 

Congestion Grows assumed such proportions of late that 

the time has apparently arrived when 
some drastic measures will have to be taken to solve this traf- 
fic problem and make San Francisco's city street transportation 
adequate to meet the demands put upon it. 

With four street car tracks upon Market street crowded with 
cars and thousands of motor trucks, automobiles and horse- 
drawn vehicles congesting the thoroughfare, it is hardly to be 
wondered at that the street, as viewed during the hours of 
heavy travel, resembles the route of some hugh commercial 
army in flight. Confusion, crowding, congestion, cars crawling 
in endless lines, motor cars dodging in and out. endangering 
pedestrians, themselves, and other vehicles, make up the every 
day passing show along our principal artery of trade and travel. 
Some steps towards meeting the ever increasing traffic which 
surges about the ferry terminals at almost every hour of the 
day, is imperative, and the quicker the authorities realize this 
the sooner the public will get relief from the street crossing 
menace to life and limb. 



The activities of the bogus war charity 
Fake War Charity solicitor is to be curtailed in Oakland if 
Soliciting Chief of Police Nedderman of that city 

is given support in his plan to have the 
credentials of every solicitor for funds for war-time charities 
carefully vised by the police before they are allowed to col- 
lect money from merchants and the general public. The shame- 
ful way the public and merchants of American cities and 
towns have been victimized by numerous alleged war work 
organizations and fake war charity solicitors has made them 
chary of all who solicit money for the various funds — both wor- 
thy and unworthy — now being raised. If other city authorities 
would take the same stand that Oakland's Chief of Police has 
and enforce this rule or one similar in purpose, the shameless 
and unpatriotic individuals who seek to profit from money 
gathered under the guise of charity, would soon be brought 
about with a sharp turn. 



August 24, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 




Profiteering to a certain extent may be looked for dur- 
ing war times, and as it seems to be decidedly popular in al- 
most all lines of commercial activity, the poor consumer must 
grin and bear it, but when the war-time price raiser and grab- 
ber of excessive profits seeks to take the food from baby's 
mouth, or nearly as bad, from the lips of the helpless invalids, 
as is now being done by the San Francisco milk dealers, who, 
are raising the price of certified milk from 17 to 20 cents a 
quart, it is time to protest, and that in no uncertain tones. Take 
somebody your size, milkmen, and don't give out that old gag 
about increased cost of production as an excuse for boosting 
the price on the only food infants and invalids can use. Of 
course we overlooked the fact that possibly the cows, on ac- 
count of the war, may have curtailed their supply of milk to 
the dealers. 

Electors will have to struggle with their old friend the 

blanket ballot again in the November elections. It is claimed 
some first-time voters are practicing folding the household bed- 
spread, so as to become familiar with the intricate problem of 
doing up their ballots nicely and evenly in a short space of 
time on election day. This forethought is most praiseworthy, 
as there will be on the November ballot besides the glittering 
array of names of candidates for state, county, district and city ' 
offices, some twenty-five legislative enactments, which the 
weary voter will have to read through and mentally digest be- 
fore voting upon them. 

Declaring that the water furnished the Bast Bay cities 

by the East Bay Water Company was "deplorable and un- 
bearable, though not dangerous to health," Health Officer Kir- 
by Smith, of Alameda County is going after the water com- 
pany to see if he cannot make them do something to alleviate 
the situation. East Bay residents have become so accustomed 
to the rich, muddy flavor of their drinking and cooking water 
that it seems almost like curtailing the soup ration to take it 
from them now. 

A group of Russian officers who have been in the Unit- 
ed States for the past four months, wishing to return to their 
native, land, were asked by Joseph Savage, of the Local Ex- 
emption Board No. 2, to whom they had applied for passports, 
if they were going over to fight for Kerensky. "We should say 
not," retorted Dmitry Tavlorsky, the leader of the group. "On 
the contrary, we expect to return, and will kill Kerensky at the 
first opportunity." Needless to state they did not get their 
passports, but are now being held pending an investigation. 

Peace has been established between the Lee family and 

the Suey Sing Tong, who until the early part of this week have 
been making certain sections of Chinatown alive with the ex- 
citement of a perfectly up-to-date tong war. The tongmen of 
the warring factions after being informed that the United 
States Marshall would proclaim martial law for Chinatown un- 
less they agreed on some sort of peace, got together and buried 
the hatchet until a more propitious time for feud blood-letting. 

The woman candidate for Justice of the Peace who in 

the midst of her campaign has been forced to go to a hospital 
as the result of a minor affection on her neck, states that she 
is still in the race for the Justiceship, and that as soon as she 
gets out of that institution she will make her opponents sit up 
and take notice. She deserves well of the electors — to fight 
carbuncles on the neck and politicians jumping on one's neck 
at the same time takes a rare type of courage. 

The judge who recently fined a husband $250.00 for 

kicking his wife and $500.00 for several blows the man had 
administered to his spouse during their married life, besides 
awarding the wife a divorce and alimony, evidently has but 
little sympathy for the wife-beater, and is not afraid to show it. 



Four silk pajama clad Chinese boys is the latest in hotel 

page service line. Though San Franciscans and Pacific Coast 
visitors to this city are familiar with the Celestial hall boys, 
who for years past have adorned the lobby and portals of one 
of our leading hotels, they have always been a source of inter- 
est to Eastern visitors to our city. The innovation of having 
the soft-mannered Orientals as "bell hops" however, is going 
the hotel fraternity one better, to put it in sporting phraseology. 

In the forthcoming drive to raise funds for the Y. M. C. 

A., it is planned to raise $112,000,000. Of this sum $5,600,000 
has been allotted as the sum which the Pacific Coast states 
should contribute. When one realizes the kind of work the Y. 
M. C. A. and similar bodies are doing for our boys in France, 
there should be no trouble in raising this sum, and a great deal 
more if necessary. 

Twenty-five San Francisco grocers were taken into the 

Federal Food Administration's net this week, charged with 
profiteering and charging excessive profits on the necessities 
of life. Federal Food Director Ralph Merritt with his deputy 
inspectors is after these unpatriotic gents, who are striving to 
squeeze as much coin from the pockets of the already harassed 
consumer as they can without being detected. 

The two men who on discovering in a Eureka restau- 
rant in which they were dining that the cutlery bore the legend, 
"Made in Germany," became exceedingly wrothy and broke 
the offending knives and forks to bits, have what might be 
called the brand of patriotism de luxe— at any rate no one will 
question their desire to do their bit to help down the Hun now 
and hereafter. 

General Paul Gerald Pau, the famous French general, 

who is now in this city, has been appointed by the French gov- 
ernment to succeed the late Albert Metin as head of the French 
mission to Australia. Pau is one of France's best known and 
most popular military heroes, and will no doubt carry on his 
late comrade's work with credit to himself and his country. 

During these closing days of the present primary cam- 
paign many anxious politicians are seeking to convince the 
electorate how they will serve the country if they are only 
given the opportunity. If promises were as easily kept as they 
are made, especially political promises, we would soon be en- 
joying the millennium of efficient government. 



THY FACE 

By Hugo von Hofmannsthal 

Thy face was laden all with reverie. 

Silent and trembling then I looked on thee. 
Ah, how the thought came back! that even so 

Upon a former night I yielded me 

Unto the moon and that beloved vale 

Where on the naked hillside rose a frail 

And broken screen of pines, around whose stems 
Low-flying cloudlets oftentimes would sail. 

While freshly, strangely, through the stillness clave 
The dashing of the pallid silvery wave 

From the deep river — How it all came back! — 
How it came back! For to those things I gave 

My very soul in mighty yearning there. 

Yea, to that scene, so fruitless and so fair; 
As now I yield me to thine eyes that glow. 

And to the magic of thy loosened hair. 



San Francisco News Letter 



August 24, 1918. 




"Happenstance" Better Than Fiction. 

Here is a tale too good to be true! Any successful writer 
of fiction, any society editor, anyone who has ever pushed a 
pen up and down any column will assure you that the things 
that really happen are so remarkable, or so amusing, or so in- 
credible, or so whimsical, or so terrible, or so joyous that there 
is no use taxing the average imagination with them, and there- 
fore they seldom find their way into print. 

However here is something that belongs in a society column, 
for it concerns people who move and have their being in one 
of the fashionable sets — and you may take it on the word of 
an honest scribe that it really happened just as it is set down 
here. 

There is in San Francisco a woman of immoderate means 
and moderate social position. She is on most of the war ser- 
vice committees and charity organizations boards. She is 
handsome and kindly and altogether a very likable person, 
with more than a modicum of good looks. Wherefore if you 
keep tab on "Who is who" in the various sets you already have 
her spotted. 

For the benefit of those who are playing this game and are 
not yet "warm" on the scent I would add that while she -culti- 
vates people of standardized social position, she likewise has 
a penchant for lion hunting, and has been known to invite all 
sorts of "queer people" to her dinners — people who have 
achieved in the arts or sciences or outside of the money mar- 
ket in one way or another. 

© © © 

The Butler Butling Fame. 

She has for several years had the prize butler in all the 
smart world that is bounded by these parts. He has "butled" 
envy into the heart of the chatelaine of every friend who pos- 
sessed a less accomplished example of the noble art of butling. 

Recently this butler was drafted and stationed out at the 
Presidio. To this regiment came a young artist of European 
culture and San Francisco birth, a young artist with a career 
before him if the word of the older artists may be taken as of 
any value. He had returned to this country a few months ago, 
and was in process of being made into a soldier when he met 
the butler. 

Now in addition to knowing everyone in the art set in Paris, 
and interesting people all over Europe, this particular young 
artist has a rare gift of conversation. Epigram is splashed as 
vividly on the canvas of his chatter as paint on a cubist por- 
trait. A mere statement vibrates with the light of fancy, and a 
funny story trembles with smiles or rollicks with laughter ac- 
cording to its merits. 

Of course he soon became the pet of the regiment. Into the 
splendor of his conversational powers came the butler! 

To be sure he came as a soldier, not as a butler! 

But his former employers had been so kind and generous, 
that he was still on the job for them. 

© © © 
On the job for Lions. 

Wherefore he invited the young man to the house of said 
employers to dinner. Of course the artist fancied that the but- 
ler still had a latchkey to the kitchen door and was inviting him 
to share the leavings from a rich table. The butler saw the 
impression he had created, and hastened to chase away such 
an idea. 
' "If you will but accept. I will tell Madame all about you, 
and she will arrange a dinner party in our honor. She is al- 
ways keen for the producing of a new lion. You would be 
one — I can always tell them — we have had many near-lions at 
our house, but I know the roar of a real dinner-lion, and you 
have it! Madame will have the honor of having first intro- 
duced you to San Francisco-, and you. in turn, will be made as 
a dinner celebrity. — I myself will arrange to act as butler for 
this famous occasion. I hope you will accept my invitation to 
be Madame's dinner guest." 



The artist himself told us the tale and substantiated it by 
the presence of soldier companions who heard the invitation 
given. 

© © © 
A War for Democracy. 

Too bad, say I. that he did not go — for, after all, it was a 
mere detail that he had never met the lady and that it was a bit 
outre to be invited by the butler. 

In this war for democracy many things may happen. 
© © © 

Mrs. Martin and the Rule of Three. 

Mrs. Lily Oelrichs Martin, who came out here to spend three 
days with her mother-in-law, is still visiting Mrs. Eleanor Mar- 
tin, and the three days have now rounded into weeks — and 
society is wondering what is keeping the fair Lily this time. 

Mrs. Martin arrived with nothing but suit cases — two changes 
of frocks and incidentals inhabited said suit cases, and as the 
fair lady usually travels with a dozen trunks and the usual 
luggage, it may be believed that the Martin family accepted 
her ultimatum that three days was the limit of her visit. 

She bade Au Revoir to her sixteen-year-old son, Charles 
Martin, who was to go into Oregon with his uncle, Walter Mar- 
tin, to get an idea of the estate Grandfather Martin had left 
in Oregon — a strip of land that runs the entire length of the 
state — and this maternal parting over, the lovely lady was to 
turn right around and depart for Eastern shores. 

But on her way to the train she changed her mind, and to 
the delight of Mrs. Eleanor Martin, she is still her house guest. 
Mrs. Martin has given the fair Lily a farewell dinner party 
regularly once a week, but always the day of departure is post- 
poned. On Monday of this week Mrs. Martin asked a group 
of friends in for an informal dinner dance, as Mrs. Peter was 
leaving the next day and Mrs. Peter loves to dance. 

© © © 
Wardrobe Arrives by Installment. 

On Tuesday Mrs. Peter cancelled her reservation, and at this 
writing was still among "those present." Evidently the dash- 
ing New Yorker is not bored this time, as she has been on the 
occasion of more fleeting visits. Meantime she has acquired 
a large part of her wardrobe by the installment plan — an in- 
voice or two a day arriving from her New York home. 

© © © 
Miss St. Goar Entertains. 

Miss Helen St. Goar, who is giving all her time to war work 
and is driving for the motor corps, is one of the girls who are 
helping to keep the younger set from falling into the doldrums. 
Both of the St. Goar boys are on their way to the fighting 
front, and the family is anxiously awaiting news of their safe 
arrival. 

But with that spirit which is so necessary for the morale of 
the necessary stay-at-homes, Miss St. Goar and a group are 
arranging a series of informal dances. On Wednesday of this 
week a group met at the St. Goar home for a few hours of 
dancing. Those who enjoyed the affair besides the young 
hostess were the Misses Elena Eyre. Flora Miller, one or two 
girls in the younger set, and a complement of officers from the 
Presidio. 

© © © 

A Distinguished Lecturer. 

Comtesse Madeleine de Bryas. who is touring the United 
States on a speaking tour under the direction of the Committee 
on Public Information, will deliver a lecture before the Com- 



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monwealth Club, Saturday, August 24. The Comtesse's father 
is French and her mother an American who went to Europe 
when a small child. In addition to her French ancestry, the 
Comtesse de Bryas had at least three distinguished forbears 
who were prominent in the early history of this country. Her 
great grandfathers. George Clymer and Thomas Willing, and 
her granduncle, George Read, were all signers of the Declara- 
tion of Independence, and Clymer helped draft the Constitu- 
tion. 

© © © 

Natives to Celebrate. 

The Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West are com- 
pleting plans for the Admission Day celebration on September 
9th, and from present indications this year's celebration will be 
one of the finest held for many years. 

There will be a parade on Market street in the forenoon, lit- 
erary exercises in the Auditorium in the afternoon, and a ball 
at the Auditorium in the evening. 

The citizens' committee named by the Mayor to assist has 
chosen the following officers: Chairman, James A. Wilson; 
vice-chairman, George F. Parry and J. Emmet Hayden; secre- 
tary, Max E. Licht; treasurer, John T. Regan. The officers of 
the Native Daughters' subcommittee are: Chairman, Mary E. 
Bell; vice-chairman. Frances M. Hall; secretary, Emma Dieck- 
hoff; treasurer, Millie Tietjen. 

© © © 

Annual Dahlia Show Takes Place. 

A dahlia show is to be held at Park-Presidio Hall on Satur- 
day and Sunday, August 24 and 25, by the Park-Presidio Im- 
provement Association. This is the third successive annual 
dahlia show given by this association and is open to both pro- 
fessional and amateur exhibitors. 

© © © 
Plaza Enjoys Busy Week. 

According to Manager Gonder, of the Plaza Hotel, the past 
week has been a good, busy period for his hotel. The excel- 
lent accommodations and cuisine provided for his guests has 
made the Plaza a favorite stopping place for both local and 
out-of-town guests. Among some of the recent arrivals there 
are: Jas. T. Matlock and wife. Red Bluff; C. W. Adams. Ray, 
Arizona; Ricordo F. Cox, Del Monte; P. D. Pratt and wife, 
Sacramento; Thos. Bradley. Milwaukee; Mrs. J. E. Turrell, San 
Jose; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Walling, Nampa. Idaho; Mrs. W. T. 
Hays and daughter, Los Angeles; Victoria Martell, Los An- 
geles; Mrs. Sheridan Downing, Sacramento; Helen E. Thomp- 
son. San Jose; Florence E. Hunter, San Jose; Mrs. Rose R. 
Vardie, Denver, Colo.; Miss Ryland, San Jose; Mary F. M. 
Fitch, Coronado; A. H. Coleman, Jr., Palo Alto; C. Walker 
and wife, Stockton; Vira Conorey, Seattle; S. M. Fulton and 
wife, Antioch; Geo. A. Brown, wife and child. Stockton; Mrs. 
W. P. Dougherty, San Jose; G. A. Howell and wife, Merced; 
Miss Agnes McMurray, Merced; John Ellis and wife. Elm- 
hurst; F. W. Bowers and wife, Seattle; Genevieve Taylor, Seat- 
tle; Abbie Donaldson, Seattle; Mrs. M. Kincaid. Miss R. Kin- 
caid and baby, Vancouver. B. C. ; A. F. Loker and wife, Tono- 
pah; F. A. Bach, Seattle; Kate McNally, Seattle; J. L. Davis 
and wife, Stockton; Martin Gray, Chicago; Mrs. W. Adriance. 
Tacoma, Wash.; J. R. Pollock, Spokane; Mrs. M. Stewart 
Smith. Yuba City; Dr. Edward S. Moulton, Yuba City; G. H. 
Conaught, Los Angeles; Miss Ida Piersol, Sacramento; J. M. 
Hauck and wife. Marysville; Mrs. R. C. Watson, Dixon; John 
H. Wheeler, St. Helena; O. F. Norton and wife. Stockton; Mrs. 
C. W. Norton, Stockton; Martin Sullivan, Marysville; Mr. and 
Mis. R. Burt Orndorff, El Paso; Misses Orndorff. El Paso; 
Miss Dorothea Powell, Stockton; R. E. Bevard. Pittsburg. Pa.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. King, Fresno; G. C. Douglas and wife, 
Willits; A. T. Minehan. Stockton; Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Speck. 
Washington, D. C. ; J. Elmer Davidson. Omaha; E. A. Lewis, 
Honolulu; Mrs. Lucius Powers and family, Fresno; A. J. Sala- 
zer and wife and daughter, Clayton; A. M. Harris. Nashville. 
Tenn.; Florence Connell, Seattle; Helena E. Parks, Seattle; 
Austin Ragle and wife. Baker. Oregon; Louise C. Miller, Colo- 
rado Springs; Fred T. Hinton. Mare Island; Walter G. Hoyt. 
Honolulu; D. S. Johnston, Honolulu; Charles Pringle, Hono- 
lulu; May B. Smith, Portland. Oregon; S. E. Hattreck. Glen- 
park, Rebfro. Scotland; Mrs. G. James Hill, Sydney, Australia; 
Mrs. Wm. Bendell. Boston; R. E. Sterns. Bakersfield; F. F. 
Duhring and S. R. Duhring, Sonoma; R. H. Phillips. Hanford. 



De Beaufort to Talk of German Naval Affairs. 

In his lecture next Thursday evening, August 29th, at 8:15, 
at the Palace Hotel, J. M. de Beaufort will take as his subject 
"German Naval Affairs." the German fleet, submarines, inci- 
dent at the German Marineat, Lohlein and von Capelle con- 
cerning the Lusitania, Zeppelinitis, Lusitania data, the Kiel 
Canal, etc. The lecture will be illustrated with a series of 
slides. De Beaufort's San Francisco engagement is under the 
direction of Paul Elder. 

© © © 

George Douglas to Lecture on Women Writers. 

George Douglas, literary editor of the San Francisco Chron- 
icle, will lecture in the Paul Elder Gallery next Saturday af- 
ternoon, August 31st, on "American Women Writers in the 
War." In particular he will show the influence of these stir- 
ring times on current literature by discussing the work of three 
notable women, Edith Wharton, Mildred Aldrich and Gertrude 
Atherton. 

This is the fourth of Paul Elder's Saturday "Half Hours 
With Prominent Speakers," to which the public is invited with- 
out admission charge. This week, August 24th, Comtesse Ma- 
deleine de Bryas is lecturing on "Experiences in Devastated 
France. - ' The lectures begin promptly at two-thirty. 
© © © 

Among the many guests registered the past week at the 
popular Hotel Virginia, Long Beach, were Mr. E. A. Scraggs, 
W. Richardson, and Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Crella, of this city. 
© © © 

Mr. S. Jacobson of this city was in Southern California the 
past week, and was registered at Arrowhead Springs Hotel, the 
popular San Bernardino Mountain resort. 



A. E. Clark editor of the City Bulletin, of Columbus, 0„ 

was with a friend who was campaigning for the Red Cross. 
The friend knocked at a door and a voice said, "Come in." 

His friend tried the door, then shouted, "It's locked!" 

"Come in." repeated the voice, and the campaigner replied : 

"It's locked." 

"Come in." 

"It's locked." 

At that point a woman put her head out of a window next 
door and said : 

"There's no one at home. You're talking to the parrot." — 
Catholic Weekly Union. 



In Mississippi they tell of a young lawyer retained to de- 
fend a man charged with the theft of a pig. The young man 
seemed determined to convince the jury that he was born to 
shine, and accordingly he delivered the following exordium: 
"May it please the court and gentlemen of the jury, while Eu- 
rope is bathed in blood; while classic Greece is struggling for 
her rites and liberties and trampling the unhallowed altars of 
the beardless infidels; whilst the United States, entering the 
war, shines forth the brightest orb in the political sky — I, with 
due diffidence, rise to defend the cause of this humble hog- 
thief." — Pittsbarg Chronicle-Telegraph. 



Lord Northcliffe. at a farewell dinner, expressed his ad- 
miration for American hustle. "On a train the other day," he 
said, "I heard a dialogue that brought out your hustling quali- 
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August 24, 1918. 




When the trying hot days of July have passed and the sheer 
frocks of organdie and voile have served their purpose of keep- 
ing many cool during the intense heat, and although they are 
still appreciated for their admirable effort, they are given sec- 
ond 'place in the thoughts of their owners and they gracefully 
abdicate their lofty position in favor of the new fall styles. 

Never have women considered their clothes from the angle 
from which they now scan their wardrobe. As most are doing 
war work, many pre-war non-essentials such as conservation., 
practicability and cost are now dominant factors in the determ- 
ination of the extent and quality of 
one"s wearing apparel. 

Another Conservation Measure. 

A wise person once said, "There is 
always a way," and Dame Fashion 
found it by combining materials of 
silk with wool to reduce the quantity 
of the latter, in a dress, to its mini- 
mum. And promptly to the rescue 
came the loose-flowing panels which 
are developed in woolen material, with 
the greater part of the dress, the waist, 
skirt, and sleeves developed in some 
silk or satin fabric. And. indeed, 
those panels are quite the most grace- 
ful feature sanctioned by fashion. 
They tend to give long, slender lines 
to those who have not that tendency 
in their figures; in short they are an 
ideal camouflage. The dress illus- 
trated is developed in navy blue serge 
with black satin; a combination of 
high esteem in the prevailing dictates 
of la mode. 




Reappearance of Draped Skirts. 



Panels a Favorite 
Feature 



History repeats itself, and I'm sure 
fashion does the same. For lo! the 
draped skirt is with us again. The 
smartest women in Paris feel increasingly at home in this 
graceful adaption of the long, narrow, tapering silhouette. Lu- 
cile is showing an exceptionally good-looking afternoon dress 
in gray and red and brown marquisette, with a collar and vest 
of white organdie, and the skirt is draped up tight on the left 
side. The peg-top is another phase of the draped skirt which 
is being shown extensively just now. This particular style 
seems to have a saucy individuality about it which sort of solic- 
its then defies your attention. Somehow one must be piquant 
to wear it. A pleated panel of contrasting material at the 
front of the skirt trims the peg-top dress illustrated, which is 
developed in satin and Georgette. 

An Indispensable Comfort. 

When women found themselves working in canteens and 
standing the most part of the day, they immediately came to 
the conclusion that high French heels were not the last word 
in comfort. So they wrapped up their pride completely in their 
wiser judgment, and betook upon themselves the low military 
heels. These were found so comfortable and desirable that 
their adoption was instantaneous and permanent. So popular 
have they proven that one sees them exclusively for street 
wear and even with afternoon dresses, with high heels making 
their appearance only at some particular occasion. 

Simple Coiffures. 

Oh, the joy of a season of straight, smooth, hair dressing! 
The woman who is not endowed with curly locks appreciates 



it to the utmost. Gone are the woes of curl papers and hot 
irons. She may now arrange her hair without the slightest dif- 
ficulty and always look well. Only those who cannot possibly 
wear their hair other than waved should cling to the costume. 
High coiffures are favored and the loose pompadour is ap- 
pearing again. The uncovering of the ears is an excellent op- 
portunity to display attractive earrings. The shops are show- 
ing some very odd and clever designs and stones unheard of 
before are making their appearance. 

War Hits Shoe Trade. 



The war has hit the shoe and cloth- 
ing trade severely, and not only will 
the public be obliged to pay more for 
their clothes and footwear, but they 
will be limited as to types and styles 
to a few standard lines. 

The shoe business, like every line 
of merchandise, is undergoing many 
changes this season. Materials are 
getting scarcer, shoemakers have join- 
ed the service, many others have 
changed to vocations directly essential 
for the winning of the war; the Gov- 
ernment has placed restrictions on col- 
ors, height of shoes, weight of soles, 
and, in consequence of it all, shoes 
have risen in price beyond anything 
known for a half century. Factories 
are working on an average capacity 
of 60 per cent, though the demand — 
at least for women and children's 
shoes — is greater than ever before. 

The Government directions, which 
apply to fall shoes, call for the elimi- 
nation of all colors except brown, 
gray, black and white. Local shoe 
stores are as well off as any in the 
land in respect to stocks on hand and 
styles, etc., which makes it easy for 
San Franciscans to keep well and sty- 
lishly shod. 




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A Tendency Toward 
the Peg-Top Effect. 



Many mid-summer sales are featuring the week's down-town 
store news — some of the specialty shops having bargain sales 
that should tempt the most exacting feminine buyers. 

"I suppose you understand the science of government." 

"To be frank," replied Senator Sorghum, "I'm not as strong 
on the science of government as I ought to be. I have meant 
to take it up, but I have been tied right down to my studies m 
the science of how to get reelected." — Washington Star. 



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and California Advertiser 



How You Can Serve Your Country 



By Charles F. Adams 



Every American citizen who has within his breast a spark of 
patriotism will say deep down in his heart, "I want to do every- 
thing in my power to help this country win this war. What can 
I do to help?" Here are a few things that you can do: 

See to it that every member of your household uses not more 
than two ounces of bread for each meal, and that they keep 
wheatless and meatless days. The food requirements are not 
intended merely to regulate the restaurants, cafes and hotels. 
They are intended to apply in the home as well. Instructions 
are issued to these places because they are public institutions 
and are more easily regulated and controlled than the home. 
They are examples of a policy which the Government wants 
adopted in every household. Do you apportion to each mem- 
ber of your family a limited amount of bread and pastry? I 
venture to say that there are thousands of citizens who con- 
sider themselves loyal who do not follow this practice. And 
why don't they? Because they don't understand the necessity 
for it. 

When you think of it you must know that there are 1.450.000 
soldiers of this country in France; that there are an additional 
1,000,000 in 38 cantonments in the United States; that there 
are about three to four million French soldiers in the field, 
and from two to three million British troops; and that there are 
at least a million Italians; that there are about 1,500,000 home- 
less people in France, and nearly a million in Belgium. All 
these people have been taken from the farms, the factories and 
the stores. They are no longer producers. They are consum- 
ers. They require to be fed, housed, clothed and equipped. 
They cannot produce for themselves. It is necessary that you 
do the producing. The wheat crop of France and Belgium has 
fallen short. The sources of supply from Egypt, India and 
Russia have to a great extent been cut off. The farmers of this 
country cannot double their acreage or make two blades grow 
where one thrived before — in a single year. The ordinary 
sources of production both in this country, Canada and Austra- 
lia, are inadequate to relieve the situation. 

The bread, the staff of life upon which the American, En- 
glish, French, Italian and Belgium troops, as well as a large 
part of the civilian population, rely, must come from the wheat 
which you, I, and one hundred million Americans save. Don't 
think that your portion won't be missed. Every one else has 
the same right to that belief that you have. What would be 
the consequences if everyone were to adopt and follow that 
thought? The poor, suffering people of France and Belgium, 
who have been bled white from the terrible scourges of this 
war, would be living skeletons today or starved into submis- 
sion. It has only been because of the stringent policy adopted 
by the Food Administration of this country, and the splendid 
co-operation given by the American people, that such a catas- 
trophe has been avoided. 

Before we got into this war, Herbert Hoover was head of the 
United States Commission for French and Belgium Relief, and 
he knew what was needed — and thank God he has got the sup- 
port and obtained the relief he desired. 

Yes. your portion will be missed, and sorely missed. Suppos- 
ing you and each of us save only so much as two ounces a day 
— that would amount to a saving of over thirteen million 
pounds of bread a day — think what that means to our boys in 
France. 

You must bear in mind that upon you. the loyal patriotic citi- 
zen, must fall the responsibility not only of doing your share 
but more than your share. You must make up for the recreant 
citizen who, because he does not understand, or will not un- 
derstand, or because he is deliberately selfish — even to the ex- 
tent of taking bread from the dying — will not comply with the 
regulations of the Food Administration. 

How many are there who in the confines of their own homes 
say, "No one sees me. why can't I have just what I want, why 
can't I do as I want here, why should I eat what isn't agreea- 
ble to me. let others who wouldn't know the difference do it.' 



Well, perhaps no visible being does see or know what you and 
your family are doing, but remember a guilty conscience needs 
no accuser, and when the light dawns upon you, remorse may 
fill your soul. 

People are realizing more and more the necessity for co- 
operating with the Government, because they are beginning to 
understand the stupendous things that the Government has 
done successfully by reason of this co-operation. 

What is true of bread is true of every commodity and every 
kind of service which the Government needs to furnish our 
troops and the allied troops and peoples with for the purpose 
of winning this war. 

He who would by waste, non-production, destruction, or by 
any other means, deprive this country of the materials or ser- 
vices needed by it to carry forward this war, is giving aid and 
assistance to the enemy, whether he knows it or intends it or 
not. 



ROLPH GAINS STRENGTH AS PRIMARIES DRAW NEAR 

Even with all the uncertainty which shrouds election sur- 
mises, and which especially beclouds the issues of the present 
contest for the nomination for Governor, one fact stands out 
particularly strong before the public, and that is James Rolph's 
great fight up and down the State for the nomination. Starting 
in with a big following, conceded to him even by his oppon- 
ents, Rolph has gone steadily ahead and added to his strength 
by his clean-cut business-like way of telling the electorate just 
what he proposes to do in the event of his election to the posi- 
tion of chief magistrate of California. 

Both labor and capital recognize in Rolph a clean, hard fight- 
er, and a man who's experience and judgment will fit him for 
the governorship and give the State an executive in whom she 
may safely put her trust. 

Surveying the field of gubernatorial candidates and closely 
studying the qualifications of each, one is forced to the con- 
clusion that taking everything into consideration. Rolpn out- 
distances the other gentlemen seeking the various party nomi- 
nations, in all those respects which a position like the governor- 
ship of a great state demands. California voters can do no 
better than by their votes call Rolph to the head of our State 
government. 



Dicky was brought up on an isolated Texas ranch, and 

his only playmates were rabbits, a dog, a cat, and some pet 
pigeons. His mother, planning a visit to her relatives in the 
north, said to him : "When we go you'll have some little cous- 
ins to play with. You'll like that, won't you, Dicky?" "I'm 
not sure.'" answered the little fellow. "Do cousins have two 
legs or four?" 



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San Francisco News Letter 



August 24, 1918. 




PUE/ASUR.E/S WAND 



"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




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Big Bill Makes Hit at Orpheum This Week. 

Burlesque, hands up, wins out easily at the Orpheum this 
week. It's a rattling good bill, the four new acts being of 
excellent merit. Lieut. Jean C. Shanis, bandmaster of the 
319th Engineers' Band, is in the Sousa class of distinction. 
He gets the tempo spirit of his capital selections with his 
magic baton, and the big audience cannot get enough. His 
soldier boys play like veterans, both in solo and ensemble. 
with the result of curtain calls galore. Leaders like Shanis 
will put music on the map, while incidentally cleaning up the 
Huns. 

Graceful and artistic comediennes are not plentiful these 
war time days, but Cecil Cunningham has art in every word 
and act. Her arch and charming cleverness easily wins. Be- 
ing unusually original and with a singing voice that captivates, 
she contributes an entertainment diverting, mellow, original and 
with skillful finish. The scream on the bill is Billie Burke's 
"Levitation," under the raw and merciless work of Professor 
J. Edmund Magee — who is easily a plus professor. Unction 
and merriment flow from him naturally. His "subject"' is the 
limit in that line. The act is a travesty on the "wonderwork- 
ers" of the old-time period. It is safe to say that J. Magee 
could give them card and spades. J. Warren Kean shows 
some very artful card manipulation, and Grace White plays 
brilliant piano composi- 
tions and trick music. 

Another capital travesty 
is Ray Fern and Marion 
Davis in a "Nightmare Re- 
view;" it's all that and then 
some, struggling through a 
cascade of laughs. Both 
are clever. Fern has an 
acute, overflowing humor 
which scores readily. His 
partner dances and poses 
in ingenious, florid gowns, 
that shrink at times to the 
minus point. The holdov- 
ers are good, headed by 
Harris and Manion with 
Uncle Jerry's diverting ex- 
periences at the "Opery." 
Ernestine Gordon and Ele- 
onore Kern "The California 
Duo." Horace Goldin, the 
world's greatest illusionist, 
and Brodean and Silver- 
moon, "the canine contor- 
tionist,'' are back again for 
one week by request. The 
Government's special pho- 
tographs of the war zone 
are particularly good this 
week. 



Columbia Theater. — The 
clever boys of the Mare Is- 
land Naval Hospital Corps, 
who made a big hit here 
two weeks ago with their 
single performance of the 
two act musical comedy. 
"The Rose of Queretaro," 
are coming back with the 
piece. They will be at the 
Columbia Theater for sev- 
en nights and Wednesday 
and Saturday matinees, op- 
ening this Sunday evening, 
August 25th. The coming 
engagement is to be in aid 




Constance Crawley, the Cele 
Week at the 



of the Naval Reserve Society, an organization with headquar- 
ters in Washington, looking after the dependents of the boys 
of sea action on the merchantmen and other arms of the Navy. 
The nine performances should net the society a splendid fund, 
as the show is more than well worth the prices to be charged, 
$1 and 50 cents. The two acts of the piece are crowded with 
comedy, song and dance, and the "camouflaged chorus" will 
be a scream. The Naval Training Camp Orchestra of solo- 
ists, many well known to theatergoers, will be in the pit and be- 
tween acts will give a forty-five minute solo concert. "The 
Rose of Queretaro" book, music and lyrics, are from the pen 
of E. G Dickinson, who is located at Mare Island. 

J. L. Palmer sings the "prima donna role," and the budding 
Julian Eltinge on the former presentation of the piece made a 
big hit. In fact the cast is crowded with clever young men. 

* * * 

Orpheum. — Constance Crawley, the celebrated English act- 
ress, who several years ago scored a great hit in this city in the 
title role of Ben Grant's production of "Everyman," and Arthur 
Maude, a well graced and sterling actor, will head the Orpheum 
bill next week, appearing in a dramatic playlet by Thomas 
Shelly Sutton, entitled "The Actress and the Critic," which 
the critic of the Los Angeles Times declares is worth going 
miles to see. 

Toto, the world's great- 
est clown, has the distinc- 
tion of having made the 
whole world laugh. He 
leads in the art of panto- 
mime as he does in tum- 
bling and in the movies, for 
he has been featured in the 
silent drama always, 
whether on the stage or the 
screen. Milt Collins, whose 
humorous political mono- 
logues have won for him 
the title of "The Speaker 
of the House." will present 
an entirely new act, entit- 
led "The Patriot." 

In consequence of the 
success achieved by the 
319th Engineers' Band, ar- 
rangements have been con- 
cluded to retain them for 
another week. 

Billie Burke's "Levita- 
tion." with Professor J. Ed- 
mund Magee; Ray Fern 
and Marion Davis in "A 
Nightmare Revue," and 
K e a n e and White in 
"Cards, Laugfis and Mu- 
sic," are included in the 
bill. Cecil Cunningham. 
the comedienne extraordi- 
nary, will present new and 
exclusive songs. A new 
series of the Offical War 
Revue will conclude a pro- 
gram that promises delight- 
ful entertainment. 



"Hearts of the World," 
Griffith's master motion 
picture play, will start on 
its eleventh week at the 
Alcazar. This photo drama 
is intensely interesting and 
continues to draw capacity 
houses every day. 



brated English Actress. Next 
Orpheum. 



August 24, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



Suggested Remedy for Traffic Congestion at Ferry Terminal 



Like all municipalities which have grown up from small 
straggling villages without well defined street plans into big 
cities of the first class, San Francisco has her traffic problems 
and suffers from street travel congestion because her pioneers 
did not realize that some day a city of a half million or more 
people would grow up and cover the sand dunes which in their 
time came down to the waters of the bay. 

Such however has been the case, and, as a result of the arbi- 
trary laying out of a city on the checker board plan and the 
lack of foresight of the early city builders in not following 
the natural contour of the land, the Metropolis of the Pacific 
Coast finds itself in this year of grace confronted with a prob- 
lem in congested street traffic which calls for the highest skill 
to successfully solve. 

In the first place, owing to the fact that twice every day an 
army of commuters seek their homes by the various ferries, a 
tremendous strain is put upon the street cars running on the 
street leading to the ferry; besides the Market, the Mission, 



of a strip of land 70 feet wide between Market and Mission 
streets and running from Spear to Embarcadero. This strip 
could be condemned by the city and thrown open to the public 
as a street. Upon this thoroughfare a part of the Market street 
car traffic leading to the ferries could be diverted, and thus 
greatly relieve lower Market street during the rush hours. 

In the proposed plan, cars going down Market street, after 
turning into Stuart, on reaching the new street between Mar- 
ket and Mission, would ascend on an incline so that they would 
be enabled to discharge their passengers directly in front of 
the Ferry Biulding on a wide platform at the second-story en- 
trance. Here they could reload, and after completing the swing 
around the loop, descend again to the Market street tracks, 
reaching the level before entering the end of Market street. 

Elevated causeways could be built running from the big 
platform in front of the Ferry Building, across the open space 
to the Embarcadero, one terminating at the corner of Sacra- 
mento, Market and the Embarcadero. and the other, the south 



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Drawing of A Suggested Plan to Relieve the Traffic Congestion at the Ferry Terminal 



Howard and Folsom street cars on the south side of Market, 
and California. Clay, and the cars from North Beach on the 
north side, continually discharge their loads of human freight 
upon that comparatively small area known as the Ferry Build- 
ing loop. During the ordinary business hours of the day, even 
with the motor truck, automobile and horse drawn vehicular 
traffic, street cars are able to accommodate their passengers 
and make fair time. 

However, during the rush hours, both in the morning and in 
the evening, such an army of commuters make use of the ferry 
terminals that traffic congestion ensues which causes long and 
vexing delays in transportation and seriously endangers the 
lives and limbs of pedestrians. 

A plan has been suggested to the News-Letter which would 
alleviate to a great extent this traffic congestion and which 
appears perfectly feasible. The plan calls for the purchasing 



side elevated causeway, running from in front of the Ferry 
Building to the Embarcadero, terminating at the entrance of 
the proposed new street. This would allow foot passengers 
to cross and recross the dangerous lower Market street ferry 
section with perfect safety at all hours, day or night. 

The routing of cars could be left to the officials of the Unit- 
ed Railways and the Superintendent of the Municipal line, and 
a schedule worked out which would prevent the long lines of 
stalled cars, which every evening one sees waiting to make 
the turn around the ferry terminal loop. 

The accompanying cut shows how the above plan for the 
relief of traffic could be worked out if the civic interests of 
San Francisco, in conjunction with the State Harbor Commis- 
sioners and the city government, should take hold and devise 
a scheme along these lines for the much-needed relief of crowd- 
ed lower Market street traffic. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



August 24, 1918. 



A Trip to Yosemite., the Wonderland 

By Fred W. Pabst 



Have you been on your summer tour? 
During these strenuous war times it is 
more urgent than ever that the business 
men forget work and worry for at least 
a few days. They will return in better 
shape for the fight over here to help tne 
fight over there. 

Tired and nervous from his heavy du- 
ties, Secretary W. G. McAdoo came to 
the mountains of California. Two weeks 
at the Yosemite and Tahoe sent him back 
into the fray with renewed energy. This 
same tonic will be good for you. 

Reams and books have been written 
on the wonders of Yosemite, and they 
have not done the subject justice yet. 
El Capitan, the Three Brothers, Cathe- 
dral Spires, Half Dome, Vernal Falls 
and Bridal Falls have all been told of in 
verse, story and song, but they remain 
to be seen before they can be appre- 
ciated. 

Yosemite is the great melting pot of 
California society. Here comes the 
wealthy family in their eight cylinder 



car and also here comes the lowly flivver, 
laden to the guards with camping out- 
fit for use en route to the park. The 
school teacher and the clerk of the de- 
partment store hops right merrily into 
Yosemite Park, either via railroad, auto- 
mobile bus or friendly neighbor's motor 
and is able to remain cheaply and abund- 
antly. Camp fires at Camp Curry are 
the nucleus around which the democracy 
of the park gathers. 

You do not care for artificial enter- 
tainment in Yosemite Valley. There is 
an atmosphere of majesty, of grandeur 
and stateliness. One instinctively be- 
lieves that modern entertainment as at 
some summer resorts would be sacre- 
ligious. You come to the park to regain 
your viewpoint of life. The solemnity of 
Yosemite is restful and inspiring. It is 
somewhat like the Grand Canyon in this 
respect, with the exception that the pres- 
ence of such almost eternally living or- 
ganisms as the giant Sequoias gives one 
a feeling of a surer grip on life, while 



the Grand Canyon awes and shrivels 
one's pride with its majesty and mystery 
without the promise of almost eternal life 
that the Redwoods give. 

But to attempt to describe, however 
superficially, the wonders of the Yosem- 
ite, the Sierras, or any appreciable por- 
tion of California's wonderlands, would 
fill volumes and still be undone. 

Suffice to say that the Californian 
knows his own State, and rather wel- 
comes the time when the Eastern tour- 
ist and his fleet of trunks has started 
Eastward and he can get out his trusty 
motor and begin to contemplate the 
mountains, not to mention the wonderful 
seashore resorts which dot the nine hun- 
dred miles of coast and beach which the 
Golden State possesses. 

On the way into the Yosemite Valley 
the big trees could be visited. The Mari- 
posa Grove is a few miles off the Wa- 
wona road. This grove contains six hun- 
dred trees, many of them being the larg- 
est in the State. The largest trees, such 




Cadillac Party Arrives at Inspiration Point. First View of the Yosemite Valley. One of the Grandest Panoramas in the World 



August 24, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



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All Aboard for Home After a Delightful Week in the Yosemite Valley. 
Curry Giving Cadillac Motorists Road Directions. 



Foster 



as the Fallen Monarch, the Grizzly Giant 
the California, with a driveway through 
it, are on the main road through the 
grove. 

To really appreciate the immensity of 
the trees one should get out of the cars 
and make a close inspection. At first 
glance a person riding through the grove 
may not fully appreciate the hugeness. 
In this grove is to be found what is con- 
sidered the oldest living thing in the 
world — the Grizzly Giant. It is esti- 
mated at from 6,000 to 8,000 years old. 
It has been badly injured by fire during 
the unknown past centuries, leaving only 
four narrow strips of sapwood connecting 
with the roots. Many of its top branches 
have been broken by the heavy wii ter 
snows and strong winds, but the sturdy 
patriarch battles on for life. One of the 
largest branches, over a hundred feet 
from the ground, is almost seven feet in 
diameter. 

The Fallen Monarch, 285 feet long and 
26 feet in diameter, is on the edge of the 
road, and is always an object of interest. 



This is the tree on which stages and au- 
tomobiles have been driven. 



The big trees grow at an elevation of 
from 5,500 to 8,000 feet. Under the 
most favorable conditions they live to be 
5,000 years old. The tree that was cut 
in the Calaveras Grove so the stump 
could be used for a dancing floor meas- 
ured 26 feet in diameter and was 1,200 
years old. Another tree of about the 
same size was cut in the Kings River 
forest, and was found to be about 2,200 
years old. This was a young, husky- 
looking tree in its prime. 

The trees are finely formed. The old- 
est are usually scarred and broken as a 
result of the thousands of snow storms 
they have weathered. The bark of the 
largest trees is from'one to two feet thick. 
Toward the end of the winter the trees 
are still in bloom with the snow eight 
to ten feet deep. 

The trunks of these trees last for cen- 
turies after they fall. Pieces have been 
cut from fallen trees that seem little dif- 
ferent from living trees, despite the fact 
that the fallen tree had been down over 
380 years. 




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August 24, 1918. 




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ENGAGEMENTS. 

BOND-POTJNDSTONE. — The engagements has been announced of Miss 
Helene Bond, of Piedmont, and Captain William Poundstone, 0. S. N. 

DEAN-STMMES.-Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Dean announce the engage- 
ment of their daughter. Miss Helen Dean, to Mr. Whitman Symmcs, 
of California and Nevada, the son of Mrs. Frank Symmes. 

LESEURE-HOUGHTELLING.— .Mr. and Mrs. Ernest X Leseure, of Dan- 
ville. III., announce thi nt of their daughter, Miss Virginia 
Cannon Leseure. to Captain William Hough telling, 

vox PETUL-TRUFANT. — The engagement has been announced of "Miss 
Gretchen Von PhuJ, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Von Phul, and 
Samuel Adams Trufant. Jr.. of New Orleans. 

MILLER- HOARD. — Mrs. Myra Kingman Miller has announced the en- 
gagement of her daughter, Miss Susan Ruth Miller, to Lieutenant 
Carl Erlang Hoard. I'. S. N. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

GORDON-TTJTTLE.— Miss Emilia Gordon, whose engagement to Lieu- 
tenant Shelby Mason Tuttle. D, b*. A., was announced recently, will 
be married in September. 

TURNER-LISSER. — Miss Enid Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George 
W. Turner, will be married i" Dr. H. Lisser, son of Dr. and Mrs. 
Louis Eisser, of this city, on August 28 at Los Gatos. 

WEDDINGS 

BUFFUM-DE LAVEAGA. — Joseph Vincent de Laveaga and Miss Ger- 
trude Buffum were married on August 15 at the chape! of Corpus 
('Inisti, Lake Tahoe, the Rev. Father F. M. Harvey, of the Catholic 
church at Menlo Park reading the ceremony. 

I ARRIEL-BORG.— MISS Mai- line M. Cairiel, of Los Angeles, and Carl 
Oscar Borg, famous artist of California, were married in Los An- 
geles, August 15. 

GIBLIX-IIFXl'ERSOX.— Miss Katherine Giblin, of Berkeley, and Lieu 
tenant Wilfred Henderson, also of Berkeley, but now with the En- 
gineers' Corps at Camp Humphreys, Virginia, were married at Wash- 
ington. D. C. on July 21, 1918. 

i iREY-EI >GERTON-BRTJNE. — Mrs. Richard McCreery announces the 
marriage at St. Peter's, London, of her daughter. Cecily Grey-Edger- 
ton. and Colon..! Pdideaux Brune. 

GOLDTIIW-.ITE-WORTHAM.— Miss Irene Gotdthwalte was united in 
marriage to William F. Wbrtham, an officer on the submarine R-17. 

JEWELL-FULTON.— Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Jewell, of this city, an- 
nounce the marriage of their daughter. Miss Ruby Jewell, to Lieu- 
tenant Frank F. Fulton. 

ROSS-ASHLEY. — The marriage of Reine Virginia Ross and Raymond 
Thornton Ashley, both of Reno, Nevada, was selemnized on Thurs- 
day evening at 9 o'clock at Trinity church. 

STONEY -DAVIS.— The marriage of Miss Florence Stoney. the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Donzel Stoney. of Clay street, and Ensign Charles 
Henry Davis, U. S. N., was solemnized recently at the bride's home. 

SWIFT-GAWTHORNE. — Miss Jessi- Evelyn Swift and Dr. F. A. Gaw- 
thorne, of San Francisco, were married Wednesday evening in Berke- 
ley at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Swift. 

TONXNI-DUTTON. — Lieut. Arthur Henry Dutton. member of the T*. S. 
Naval Reserve force at San Diego, and former editor of the News- 
Letter, was recently married to Miss Sybil Lillian Tonlnl, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Toninl, of this city. 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. 

FALK. — The residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hanlfy on Vallejo street was 
the scene of a delightful dinner party given recently in honor of the 
fifty-sixth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Falk. of Ar- 
eata, Humbodlt County. 

LUNCHEONS. 

CROCKER. — Mrs. William H. Crocker and Miss Helen Crocker were join- 
ed by Eastern friends at a small luncheon at the Palace Hotel last 
Friday. 

CROCKER. — Mrs. Charles Templeton Crocker motored to town U laa 

and with her young nieces. Miss Barbara and Mies Virginia Harrison, 
were lunching informally at the St. Francis. 

hellmax. — Mrs. L. W. Bellman, Jr., was In town Monday and enter- 
tained a party of six or so at the Palace. 

HUMPHREYS.— Mrs. William Penn Humphreys entertained a group of 
matrons at a handsomely appointed luncheon recently at her 
tlve home in West Clay Park. 

KNIGHT. — The Burlingame home of Major and Mrs. Samuel Knight was 
the scene of a delightful affair last week, when about fifty guests en- 
joyed a lunch on the lawn at flower-decked tables. 

LA MONTAGNE. — Mrs. Clinton La Montagne was hostess ai ;i charming 
luncheon Tuesday, when a group of matrons and maids of the smart 
set were bidden to the Francises Club to greet Mrs. Lawrence Brown. 

M< i -UFFIE.— Mrs. Dunean McDuffie, who returned recently to San Fran- 
cisco from Washington, was the guest of honor m :i handsomely ap- 
pointed luncheon at the Francisea Club given by Mis sihis Palmer. 

OTIS. — Mrs. James Otis was hostess at a luncheon party at her home 
recently, having a few friends to meet Mrs. Raoul Edwards, who i* 
here from Chile. 

PAT*. — General Paul Gerard Pau was a guest of Mends Informally at 
luncheon at the Palace Hotel Monday. 

ROOS. — Mrs. George Roos was hostess at luncheon to a dozen of her 
friends at the Palace recently. 




BOWEN. — Miss Gwladys Bowen entertains! with an Interesting luncheon 
recently in honor of some Army friends who are visiting In San Fran- 
cisco. 

SMITH. — A luncheon took place recently at the Burlingame Country Club. 
the affair being given with Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith as hostess In 
honor of Miss Lota Robinson, of New York. 

SMITH.— Mrs. Robert Hays Smith entertain..! Mr- Daniel < \ darkling. 
Mrs. Ross Ambler Curran and Mrs. Herbert Allan at luncheon at the 
St. Francis Tuesday. 

VAX I H'SKN.- Mrs. George Van Dusen of the Presidio entertained at the 
Town and Country Club with an Informal Luncheon on Saturday after- 
noon. 

DINNERS. 
CHARLES. — Mrs. Max Charles entertained a party of eight at dinner 
one night during the week in the new ivory room at the Hotel Rich- 
lieu. 
DUVAL, — Mrs. Charles Raoul Duval was hostess this week to a number 
of the school friends of her daughter, Miss EllzabetTi Duval. Most 
of the guests are leaving soon for their various schools. The affair 
was a dinner dance at the Palace Hotel. 
IRWIN. — Mrs. William G. Irwin was hostess at a dinner party at the Bur- 
lingame Country Club on Saturday evening. Mrs. Alexander Garceau 
was the guest of honor. 
GEORGE.— Miss Elizabeth George gave a dinner at her home in Blare 
Island last week for Lieutenant Commander W. C. Van Antwerp tuns 
Mr. and Mrs. James Russell Lowell, of New York. 
MARTIN* — Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained at two charming dinners this 

week. 
NELSON. — Lieutenant Commander Henry Nelson, who is one or the aids 
to Commander Harry George at Mare Island, entertained a party of 
ten friends at a pleasant dinner party at the Palace Hotel" recently. 
PARKER. — Mrs. E. Grahame Parker was hostess at a dinner party Wed- 
nesday evening in honor of Major Jacques Muntz. a member of Gen- 
eral Foch's staff. 
ST. GOAR. — Miss Helen Ct. Goar was hostess at a charmingly Informal 
dinner dance this week, when a group of the younger set shared her 
hospitality. 

TEAS. 
M EVER. —In honor of Miss Constance Luft and Miss Cordelia Smith. 

Miss Marie Louise Meyer entertained at tea Thursday afternoon. 
McGRATH.— Miss Justine McGrath will give a Saturday afternoon tea 
at her home on Clay street In compliment to her cousin, Miss Lorna 
McDonald, who is visiting here from St. Louis. 
SUPPERS. 
COURTNEY. — Captain and Mrs. Alfred Courtney entertained with a de- 
lightful supper at the Officers' Club in Menlo Park recently. 
CARDS 
GOHN. — Mrs. Joseph Gohn, wife of Colonel Gohn, gave a bridge party- 
Tuesday afternoon at her home in the Presidio. 
LA MONT. — Mrs. Donald Y. Lamont entertained a group of the younger 
set at a bridge party recently, 

PICNIC. 
MARSHALL. — Mrs. Charles Marshall entertained a group of the younger 
set at a delightful picnic luncheon a few days ago with her guests 
motoring to the pretty foothills back of San Mateo. 
PARTY. 
STEWART. — A delightful birthday party was given in honor of Mrs. A. 
O. Stewart last Thursday night at the St. Francis Hotel by her hus- 
who surprised her in making the i 
ARRIVALS. 
BALDWIN. — Miss Marie Louise Baldwin has returned to New York af- 
ter a delightful sojourn in Canada. 
BENDEL.— Mrs. C. Stockmar Bendel has returned from Washington and 

New York, having gone East to see Major Bendel off to France. 
BENTLEY.— Mrs. Robert I. Bentley. her daughter, Miss Katherine Bent- 
ley, and Mrs. Waltei Bentley, have returned to their home on Green 
street after a sojourn of several weeks at Lake Tahoe. 
CHESEBROUGH.— MISS Helen Chcsobrough arrived in France about ten 
days ago and has gone to Issudun, where she will join the Red Cross 
canteen workers. 
CORBUSIER.— Mrs. Claude Corbusier, Mrs. Edmund de Long, and MlSS 
Florence Corbusier have returned to their home on Aiguello boule- 
vard after a delightful sojourn with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stetson 
Wheeler at their summer home on the McCloud river. 
DARLING.— Mrs. Clara L. Darling has returned to her home arter a visit 

of several weeks at Paraiso Springs. 
DAVIS. — Mis, Nbrrls King Davis and her children, who have been sum- 
mering at Montecito, have returned home. 
EIIUMAX.- Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Ehrman have returned to their home 

on Pacific avenue from a sojourn at Tallac. 
FERGUSON.— Mrs. T. V. Ferguson is here from Portland visiting her 

sisters. Mrs. D. C. Heger and Miss Dowllng. 
GOLDTHWAITK.— Mrs. Charles D. Goldthwaite has arrived in San Kraii- 
clsco from her homje in L0S Angeles and is the guest of her sister, 
Mrs. J. H. Wallace. 
HART. — Miss Constance Hart returned Sunday bo San Francis 

brief visit in Sacramento. 
LEE. — Colonel Fitzhugh Lee. one of the two sons of the late General 
Fitzhugh Lee, is at the St. Francis. 



August 24, 1918. 



and California Advertiser 



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M« Ml'l. i. IN". -Mi. and .Mis. Latham MrMuiiin have returned from Menlo 
Park, when the: visU with Mr and Mrs 

Frederick W. McNear al the McNear country home 

McCREE i chard McCreery returned from Lake Tahoe 

this week. 
MEJIA. — Miss Coralla Mejia haa returned to her home in Vallejo street 

after having passed the week-end in Burlingame as the house rues! 

of Miss Evelyn Barron. 
MICHELS. — Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Mlchels, who were recently al I'-l 

Monte for an outing of several weeks, have returned to their aparl 

ments at the St. Francis. 
RICE. — Mrs. Owen Rice of Owensboro, Ky.. accompanied by her two 

children, is at the Hotel Fairmont. 
REED. — Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. Reed, prominent society people of Ma- 

nola. are in town at present, staying at the St. Francis Hotel. 
SOMERS. — Mrs. Roy Somers and her children have returned from Lake 

Tahoe. where they have spent the past month. 
STOW. — Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Stow have arrived from Santa Barbara and 

will remain here for about a week. 
TEYIS.— Lieutenant Lansing K. Tevis. U. S. A., arrived In San Fran- 
cisco Tuesday on furlough and will be the guest of his parents, Mr. 

and Mrs. William S. Tevis, at their home on Gough street. 
THOMAS. — Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas returned this week to their 

apartments at the Fairmont Hotel, after having passed the week-end 

in Ross. 

DEPARTURES. 

BRODIE. — Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brodie have closed their house in San 
Francisco and have gone to Coronado to be near Mrs. Brodie's son, 
Tallent Tubbs. 

BROWN. — Mrs, Philip King Brown left San Francisco recently en route 
to the East. 

CL-ARK. — Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Clark, of New York, and tneir daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Howard Gray Park, left a few days ago for their Eastern 
home. 

DONOHOE. — Miss Marion Winston and Miss Christine Donohoe left a 
few days ago for the former's home in Los Angeles, where Miss Dono- 
hoe will be a guest for several weeks. 



HOLDEN. Miss Octavia Holder, lefl Frld .■. Fork en ro 

Fran..', w i « ill be with the Rt I 

JUDGE. -Miss Catherine Judge ngton win. has been thi 

M of Mrs. .1. Prank Judgi B for a fortnighi h mm 

for Montecito to enjoj .> brief visit with Mrs, u il 
kkvks. Mi-, and .Mrs. Alexander I' I ,,. where 

they plan to pass the i imainder of the month. 

KOSHLAND. — Mrs. Marcus Koshland left Tuesday for Arcadia, 

where she will enjoy an extended visit with her son -in-lav. and 
daughter, Lieutenant and Mrs. Louis Sloss. Jr. 
MARTIN.— Mr, and Mrs. Walter Martin are enjoying :i vacation at the 

McCloud Country Club. 

McCORMICK.— Mrs. Charles McCormick and her children, Miss PI nee 

McCormick and Charles McCormick, Jr., are at Del Monte, where 
they will remain for several days, 

MORAN.— Mrs. Nathan Moran and her daughter, Miss Virginia Moran. 
are passing a week or two at Wawona. 

RVONIO.-Mr. and Mis. Le Roy Tracy Ryone are enjoying a visit to Web- 
ber Lake. 

UPHAM.— Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Prince Upham motored from their 
home in Mill Valley to Lake Tahoe last week. 
INTIMATIONS. 

CAROLAN. — Mrs. Francis Carolan is having Mrs. Marion Lord as her 
house guest at Carolands. 

CRONAN.— Mrs. William Piggott Cronan and her two little daughters^are 
enjoying an extended visit at Annapolis. 

JACKLING. — Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Jackling, who returned home from 
New York and Washington recently, have left for Sonoma County 
to visit the Rudolph Spreckels family. 

HARRISON.— Mrs. Chrystal Harrison is now making her home in Boston 
to be near the family of her son. Major Ralph C. Harrison. U. S. A. 

HOLYOAK.— Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Holyoak and Misses Joyce and Doro- 
thy Holyoak. who have been here for several months at the Fair- 
mont Hotel, leave in a few days for Hongkong, their future Tiome. 

MOORE. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Moore, who are at the Feather River 
Inn, will make a tour of the Tahoe country en route home. 

VINCENT. — Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hill Vincent will leave for New York 
on September 1. 



Russian Situation as Viewed by the Committee in U. S. 



The Russian Information Bureau in the United States has 
received a full report about the situation at Vladivostok, after 
the Czecho-Slovaks took possession of the city. This report 
is of interest and importance because the situation in Vladivos- 
tok and the policy of the Vladivostok factions towards the 
Czecho-Slovak movement show what the feelings of the Rus- 
sian population are regarding this movement. 

The overthrow of the Bolsheviki in Vladivostok gave new 
life to the Vladivostok Municipal Council, elected on the basis 
of universal suffrage, which could hardly exist under the Bol- 
shevist tyranny. As soon as the Czecho-Slovaks took posses- 
sion of the city, the Municipal Council was called into session 
and the Mayor of the city, A. Agarev, a Social-Democrat, re- 
ported on the events of the last few days, describing the over- 
throw of the Bolsheviki. The Mayor spoke also about the Au- 
tonomous Government of Siberia, which was elected by the Si- 
berian Duma at the beginning of February, 1918, and proclaim- 
ed as its main aim the restoration of order in Siberia, the re- 
union with the Allies and the establishment of the Eastern 
front. 

After this the floor was given to a member of the Siberian 
Government, Peter J. Derber. who was greeted with applause. 
P. J. Derber pointed out the circumstances under which the 
Autonomous Government of Siberia originated and the ex- 
tremely difficult conditions under which it had to work during 
the Bolshevist rule. The representative of the Siberian Gov- 
ernment outlined the problems which the government will have 
to solve after the complete liquidation of the Bolshevist rule 
throughout Siberia. This is the immediate convocation of the 
Siberian Provincial Duma, then the calling of the All-Siberian 
Constituent Assembly, and. finally, the disowning of the Brest- 
Litovsk peace treaty, i. e. the declaration of an active struggle 
against the Central Powers, with the support of the Allies. 

The member of the City Administration. B. A. Kominsky. 
spoke in the name of the Socialist-Revolutionists. In an en- 
thusiastic speech he called upon the Municipal Council to sup- 
port the Sibtrian Government as the only legitimate power in 
Siberia, which was elected by the population and which may 
open the way to the All-Siberian Constituent Assembly, and 
through Autonomous Siberia may lead to the salvation of the 
country as a whole. 



M. A. Dokukin, a Social-Democrat, stated that the Social- 
Democratic faction also recognizes the Autonomous Siberian 
Government. The following resolution was put to vote and 
adopted unanimously, with only two deputies having refrained 
from voting: 

"Considering that the struggle for the restoration of Russia 
and the re-establishment of order in Siberia demand that a 
Government be organized ; considering further that the struggle 
against Germany for the liberation of Russia is possible only 
in harmony with the Allies; that the situation created in Vlad- 
ivostok after the overthrow of the Soviet Government makes 
it imperative to establish a government representing Siberia 
as a whole; further, taking into consideration that the Autono- 
mous Siberian Government is a representative government, the 
Municipal Council of Vladivostok hereby resolves to recognize 
and support in every possible way the Autonomous Siberian 
Government." 

Upon adopting this resolution the Municipal Council greeted 
with applause three Czecho-Slovak officers who were present 
at the conference. The Mayor addressed the Czecho-Slovak 
officers, and the Municipal Council decided to send to the 
Czecho-Slovaks an official message greeting them as a friendly 
and closely-related nation. 

Simultaneously, the Vladivostok Committee of the Party of 
Socialists-Revolutionists adopted the following resolution re- 
garding the Siberian Government: 

"1. The Government of Autonomous Siberia, having been 
elected at the first session of the Siberian Privincial Duma, in 
the city of Tomsk, on February 10th, at which session those 
delegates of the Workmen's. Sailors' and Peasants' Councils, 
who defend the All-Russian and Siberian Constituent Assem- 
blies took part, and which delegates from the Zemstvos and 
Municipalities and also representatives from all the national- 
ities attended, all those who do not recognize the Brest-Litovsk 
treaty which betrayed Russia and Siberia to German imperial- 
ism — the Autonomous Siberian Government is capable of unit- 
ing the entire population around democratic organizations. 

"2. The declaration of the Siberian Duma by which the 
Government of Autonomous Siberia must be guided, is a full 
guarantee of the democratic spirit of the government and of 
its policy." 



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August 24, 1918. 



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SPORTS 


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State Fair Racing Events. 

Sporting events scheduled for the entertainment of State 
Fair visitors at Sacramento this year are already attracting 
much attention from local and state sportsmen. 

S. H. Cowell, racing enthusiast of San Francisco, and 
Charles Silva. one of Sacramento's race horse owners, are to 
handle the reins behind two of the fastest pacers in the West 
in a special event on the California State Fair's speed program, 
scheduled for Thursday. September 5. "Governor's Day.'' 

The race is for special purse and trophy, with the following 
three named horses starting: Butt Hale. 2:02 1-4; Rastus, 
2:04 3-4, both owned by Cowell, and Bondelin, 2:06. owned 
by Silva. 

Cowell will drive Butt Hale and Silva will handle Bondelin. 
Rastus probably will be guided by Walter Tryon, Cowell's 



$5,000 to the second, $3,000 to the third, $1,500 to the fourth 
and $500 to the fifth. 

The following table shows results achieved by De Palma in 
his remarkable performance: Saturday 

New Old 

Distance — Record Record 

Two Miles 1 :05.20 1 :12.90 

Ten Miles 5 :23.80 5 :24.80 

Thirty Miles 16:31.20 18:56.20 

Fifty Miles 27:29.20 28:04.60 

The races were witnessed by more than 30,000 persons. 
* * * 
Olympic Club Wins Swimming Contest. 

The Pacific Athletic Association relay swimming champion- 
ship race Sunday was won by the Olympic Club team, who de- 
feated, after a hard fight, the Goat Island contingent under 
Bos'n Hanna's leadership. The arrival of Lieutenant Norman 
Ross en route to his home in Portland from San Diego probably 
saved the day for the Olympics. Ross, took his former place 
on the club's relay team and did excellent work for his organ- 
ization. 

Lieutenant Ross has not visited his home in several years. 




The Tug-of-War Team of the United States Marine Corps. Winners of the Service Cliampionship at Ewing Field. Where 

They Defeated Both the Crack Teams of the Army and Navy. 



head trainer, when the three rival horses measure strides 

around the mile track. 

* * * 

De Palma Wins New Records. 

Ralph De Palma, the famous motor car racing pilot, who 
made several new records on the Sheepshead speedway last 
week, was the 1917 auto speed champion. In capturing his new 
records De Palmo drove five straight heats over the famous 
Sheepshead Bay course, making four new world's records as 
a result. 

Ralph Mulford took second money, with Dario Resta third. 
Arthur Duray was fourth and Ira Vail fifth. 

The five heats were of 2, 10. 20, 30 and 50 miles, respective- 
ly, with a flying start in each. The winner was decided on the 
point system. The final standing was was: De Palma 30; 
Mulford 22; Resta 10; Vail 4. 

The purse was divided as follows: $7,000 to the winner. 



and is taking advantage of what will probably be his last fur- 
lough before departing for overseas duty. 

* * * 

Burlingame Golfers Victors at Santa Cruz. 

In the closing game of the Casa Del Rey golf tournament, 
which was brought to a finish the end of the week on the Santa 
Cruz Golf and Country Club links. G. Skelly, of Riverside, and 
Mrs. Max Rothchild. of Burlingame, were the victors in their 
respective divisions. 

Skelly downed P. J. O'Higgins. of Stockton. ~oy the narrow 
margin of 1 up. while Mrs. Rothchild was victorious over Miss 
Ruth Wilie. the young Santa Cruz golfing sensation. Mrs. 
Rothchild's wider tournament experience was a factor in her 
victory over Miss Wilie. who has never participated m an out- 
side event before. Following is the summary of events : 

Women's Division : — Mrs. J. Pioda defeated Mrs. S. Erlan- 
ger 1 up; Miss Ruth Wilie defeated Miss Lucy Hanschett 3 



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and 2; Miss Crawford defeated Mrs. 0. C. Wilkes 2 up; Mrs. 
Max Rothchild defeated Mrs. A. Sender 1 up. 

Semi-Finals: — Miss Wilie defeated Mrs. Pioda 2 up; Mrs. 
Rothchild defeated Miss Crawford 1 up. 

Finals: — Mrs. Rothchild defeated Miss Wilie 1 up. 

Men's Division. — Semi-Finals: — P. J. O'Higgins defeated 

Frank Grace 2 up ; G. Skelly defeated Harry Linscott 1 up. 

Finals : — G. Skelly defeated P. J. O'Higgins 1 up. 
« * * 

Trophy Offered for Dipsea Race. 

The committee in charge of the annual Dipsea race of the 
Olympic Club Indians, has just received a sum of money from 
Frank Marisch, a lieutenant with the American forces in 
France, to buy a suitable trophy to be presented to the first en- 
listed man to finish in the race, which will take place on Sun- 
day, September 29. 

The committee of arrangements consists of the following 
members of the club : Judge Timothy I. Fitzpatrick (chair- 
man), Charles Boas, Charles A. Arata, Joseph A. Watts, John 

J. Doyle, Vincent F. Finigan, George James. 

* * * 

Irish Societies at Shell Mound Park. 

The Tyronne-Fermanagh-Donegal Society will hold its an- 
nual field day meet and athletic carnival this year at Shell 
Mound Park on Sunday, August 25. 

An all-star program of sports is being made up by a commit- 
tee directed by John Deveney. Track and field events, relay 
races, bicycle races, Gaelic dancing competitions and picnic 
contests open to all will be among the attractions. 

A relay race between two teams representing the various 
Irish societies will be a feature of the program. Events made 
up especially for visiting soldiers and sailors are also on the 
day's list of features. 



REGISTRANTS AT THE HOTEL CLARK. LOS ANGELES 

Among the guests registered the past week at the popular 
Hotel Clark, Los Angeles, were the following residents of San 
Francisco and vicinity: E. G. Gaylord, J. A. Taft, Henry Ach. 
Mrs. K. C. Eisenhart, E. O. Stratton. J. W. Frawley, C. U. 
McKelvey, Frank McNally, C. R. M. Miller, E. S. Sinclair, F. 
J. Klenck, J. B. Williams, P. P. Sheridan, Mr. and Mrs. J. 
Beaumont, T. F. Ormond, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Shields, Lt. E. 
M. Benrock, M. H. Robbins and daughter. Miss Helen Lamb, 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mendler, Miss Bessie Mendler, J. C. Man- 
chester, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. E. Kessler, Mr. 
and Mrs. F. E. Baker, V. Prouty, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Shields, 
Miss Olive Van Fleet, Mrs. G. H. Leatherby. Katherine Moss, 
Alice Creiton, Mrs. Geo. W. Bailey. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gam- 
ble, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Price, Mr. and Mrs. C. Rice. F. M. 
Taylor and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Penuels, F. L. Mor- 
ris, L. R. Sweezy, C. H. Forceland. Mr. and Mrs. Britton, Mr. 
and Mrs. J. P. Herliby. Miss G. Parker. Mr. and Mrs. H. I. 
Carlson, Capt. John Vernon, I. N. Wells. W. L. Read, C. M. 
Lovesett, Mrs. Harold Jennings. Miss Ruth Daugherty, Mr. and 
Mrs. W. H. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Avery, James B. Wil- 
liams, B. M. Campbell, H. E. Springer, Miss M. Schuyler, H. 
M. Groff, Mrs. A. P. Sinclair, Jas. Watt. C. R. Stevens. Mr. 
and Mrs. F. C. Bernhardt. E. A. Corwin, O. R. Pourie and Lt. 
and Mrs. Tokles and sons. From Oakland : A. S. Ames. Mrs 
M. B. Hall, Mrs. E. O. Edgerton. Mrs. A. H. Glasscock, Mr. 
and Mrs. Van de Mark. A. Denton and family, R. L. Polk 
Smith. J. B. Young. From Berkeley: Mr. and Mrs. G. Wheel- 
er and Miss E. M. Reed. 



TECH A U TA VERN FA VORS. 

A five-dollar war saving stamp is a pretty satisfactory favor 
to receive at a cafe, and that is just what is presented to some 
lady each evening at Techau Tavern. This is in addition to 
the many fine favors of silk which give the Merchandise 
Dances their name. The dinner hour and after the theatre are 
the two periods devoted to these dances, and the favors, which 
are purchased from Livingston Bros., are presented without 
any sort of competition. They consist of silk blouses, bloom- 
ers, sweaters, stockings, etc., and are modish in the extreme. 
The Show Girl Revue Corps and the Jazz Orchestra have each 
added new music to their repertoire and contribute to the suc- 
cess of a varied and delightful program. 



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August 24, 1918. 




R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

H. C. Osterman, Field Secretary of the Lincoln Highway 
Association, has arrived in San Francisco, coming across coun- 
try by motor, over the highway in which he is interested. Os- 
terman is a motor car enthusiast, and his trip has done much 
for the Lincoln Highway. 

One of the best things that he accomplished was the inter- 
esting of R. C. Durant in the boosting of the Lincoln Highway. 
Durant is the son of William Crapo Durant, head of the Gen- 
eral Motors Company. Cadillac, and many other well known 
motor vehicles. 

"Cliff" Durant, as he is known to his friends, is general 
manager of the Chevrolet Motors Company of California, and 
upon the solicitation of Osterman has accepted the counselship 
of the Lincoln Highway for Alameda County, which carries 
with it the chairmanship of the Lincoln Highway Committee of 
the Oakland Chamber of Commerce. 

Reports have it that Durant is not going to lose any time in 
attempting to raise funds to improve the highway through the 
bad stretches of the Nevada section. 

If Durant is really enthusiastic over this worthy object, Os- 
terman could not have selected a more efficient representa- 
tive. Durant has the time and money, backed up by a world 
of enthusiasm for anything that he puts his hand to. 

We may expect to see those sections reported by J. W. Lea- 
vitt. on his whirlwind trip across the continent, as being in very 
bad shape, put into fine form. 

• • • 

The appointment of Durant. as Lincoln Highway Counsel, 
still gives Oakland a grip on the claim that the Lincoln High- 
way ends in Oakland as motorists have to cross the bay to San 
Francisco by boat to complete the last lap of the continental 
tour. 

The Lincoln Highway ends in .San Francisco, in Lincoln 
Park, at the hinges of the Golden Gate. This point has been 
officially designated by H. C. Osterman, with due ceremony 
in 1915, at the time of the big exposition. 

San Francisco has never exerted the energy it should have 
in behalf of this highway. It has allowed Los Angeles to 
divert much of the transcontinental travel to the south from 
Ely, and even today the southern motor club has a crew help- 
ing to mark the Lincoln Highway with the object of bringing 
travel to their section, instead of crossing the beautiful and 
wonderful Sierras by way of Lake Tahoe through historic and 
romantic California. 

San Francisco should take its coat off and help improve this 
highway, and it is up to the Motor Car Dealers' Association to 
take the initiative. No one knows better the value, commer- 
cially, to this State than Chester N. Weaver, the president of 
that organization. Weaver should be the counsel of the Lin- 
coln Highway for San Francisco County, and as such would 
make a team-mate with Durant that would spell success. 

Reports have it that L. A. Nares. president of the California 
State Automobile Association, has started out to investigate 
the different transcontinental routes leading to this city. 

The association has been very careful in putting itself on 
record, that it is not endorsing any particular highway, a very 
politic and diplomatic move. This is dodging an issue, it is 
trying to impress those who are back of the different routes 
that the association is with them, hence all those back of the 
different routes should boost the California State Automobile 
Association, a fine move with the odds all in favor of the local 
organization. 

Let us have the courage of our convictions; let us send out a 
good, strong committee, headed by such men as Chester N. 
Weaver and R. C. Durant, induce them to travel over the dif- 



ferent routes, and upon their reports place our stamp of ap- 
proval, and when this has been done, let us put our shoulder 
to the wheel and see that those parts of the Lincoln Highway 
or whatever route this committee shall approve, is completed 
through those wild sections of Wyoming, Utah and Nevada, 
and improved and made passable the whole year round. 

We have passed up the transcontinental route long enough. 
It is a big commercial asset to Northern California. Los An- 
geles has realized its value, now let us get in and do something 
big, in keeping with the reputation of San Francisco "to do 

things," before it is too late. 

» * » 

The announcement that the American Association of State 
Highway Officials will hold its annual meeting in Chicago, Oc- 
tober 7, 8, and 9, is at the present time of special interest, 
since everything which bears upon highway work is becoming 
more and more vitally important to the country. We have 
wasted time of infinite value in useless discussion and endless 
details on what to do in the way of highway building. For 
fear of being judged unpatriotic some public officials in differ- 
ent parts of the country have been afraid to go ahead in the 
building of highways for which the money was available, and 
the building of which they knew would materially strengthen 
the power of the nation to fight. 

Some say that we must not spend money for building high- 
ways, nor use war materials nor labor for this work. This is 
just as mistaken as it would be to say that we must not build 
locomotives and cars because the building of them requires 
money and labor and materials. The conditions are similar. 
There is no more reason for improving railroad transportation. 
If President Wilson does not take the lead voluntarily in a 
work of this kind, Congress should do so, and create, with the 
President's co-operation, an organization committed to the 
building of our entire highway transportation system, and a 
commission which in its organization will be authorized to ex- 
pend a vast sum of money without having its hands completely 
tied by any unwise action on the part of those who now control 
the issuing of new securities or the handling of materials. It 
would be as foolish to tie the hands of highway-improvement 
builders as it would have been to tie the hands of the Railroad 
Administration. It would be unwise not to create a highway- 
building board or commission, as it would have been not to put 
Schwab at the head of shipbuilding. As ships must sail, so 

highways must be built. 

» * » 

The opinions expressed by official Washington toward high- 
way transportation are significant of a changed and changing 
attitude. 

The State Highway officials assembled at Richmond last 
December gave the first emphatic official utterance as to the 
importance of our highways. 

The most far-reaching resolutions of this character were 
those passed by a group meeting at the last annual convention 
of the U. C. Chamber of Comir.erce. Thesj resolutions called 
for a co-ordination and centralization of highway activities on 
the part of the Government. As a result may be pointed out 
the establishment of the recently formed United States High- 
way Council, which includes representatives of the Depart- 
ment of Agriculture, War Department, War Industries, Rail- 
road and Fuel Administration. Logan Waller Page, of the 
officf. of Public Roads, is chairman of this committee, which 
was organized the latter part of June. 1918. 

About the same time the Council of National Defense issued 
a statement as to general policy toward highway work, recog- 
nizing the importance of constructing and maintaining those 
highways to be used for the transportation of essential sup- 
plies, as well as those of immediate use by the military. 

The most constructive program, and that which bids fair to 
give the greatest impetus to increased use of the highways, 
has been formulated by the Highway Transport Committee of 
the Council of National Defense. This committee, of which 
Roy D. Chapin is chairman, has proved the most active Gov- 
ernmental agent in developing war-time usefulness of our high- 
ways. 

• • • 

Automobile registrations for the State of California totaled 
327,276 on August 3. Out of this number 26.825 were classi- 
fied as substitute automobile registrations. Receipts to the 
State amounted to $3,228,328 on the same date. 



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The output of passenger automobiles at the present time is 
approximately 30 per cent of normal. Under voluntary co-op- 
eration with the Government the automobile industry agreed to 
a curtailment to 30 per cent up to August 1. An actual reversal 
in the planned ratios of operation and curtailment, however, 
has resulted from the war restrictions. When the census of 
steel and iron supplies held by automobile companies is com- 
pleted it is probable that fresh conferences at Washington will 
definitely decide that nature and scope of normal manufactur- 
ing for the rest of the war. It is possible that a savage cut in 
production schedules will be ordered, although to this the big 
companies are resigned. Meantime, the slowing up of output 
is increasing costs and forcing price advances. It is authorita- 
tively predicted that if war-time curtailment finally proves to 
be 75 per cent, the prices of automobiles will be at least 50 per 
cent higher that before the war. 
* * * 

Although five states in this country have more cars regis- 
tered than there are in all of England, our ally is using more 
motor trucks in proportion to the total number of motor vehi- 
cles registered than we are in America. Figures given by the 
B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company show England has 250.000 
automobiles and 40.000 trucks, or one truck to every seven 
motor vehicles. With over 5,000,000 autos and trucks regis- 
tered in the United States, the ratio of trucks to passenger cars 
is one in eight, the figure being based on the estimated num- 
ber of trucks now being slightly in excess of 600,000. 

The States of New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa and 
California each have more cars than England. The total regis- 
tration of these five states amounts to over 1,762,000 — New 
York leading with 421,084. 

* * * 

There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



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Vote For JUDGE BRADLEY V. 

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for 

JUDGE of the SUPERIOR COURT 

JUDGE SARGENT 

Is a native Californian, both parents being pioneers. 

He is a graduate of Santa Clara and Yale Universities. 

He has been Assistant District Attorney, then District Attorney and Judge of 
the Superior Court twelve years. 

He was never reversed in a criminal and once only in probate matter. 

He was one of the first Judges in the State to established a juvenile branch in 
the Superior Court. 

Presided over extra sessions courts in this city for nearly three years, and held court in every department in 
San Francisco, civil, criminal, probate and juvenile. 

Among some of his decisions important to San Francisco are: 

The French Laundry case, where he upheld as valid an old city ordinance which limited the hcurs cf labor in all 
laundries, and which prohibited night work, whereby he prohibited Asiatics frcm ccrr pellirg white women 
to labor at night in competition with them. 

He upheld the constitutionality of the present Banking Law, and his decision was sustained by the United 
States Supreme Court. 

He was selected to try the Civic Center condemnation suit, involving $8,500,000 worth of property. 

In the case of Berton vs. All Persons he decided that the city of San Francisco could not be deprived of its alleys 
or streets by a McEnerney act judgment. This case was bitterly fought by many leading lawyers in this city, 
but Judge Sargent's decision was affirmed by the entire Supreme Court in December, 1917. 

He has presided over courts in many of the counties of the State, giving him a wide range of experience and 
broad understanding of the law. 




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August 24, 1918. 



INSURANCE 



The sudden death of E. Myron Wolfe on August 13th while 
at luncheon was entirely unexpected. Born in California, Mr. 
Wolf graduated with honors from the University of Califor- 
nia, and shortly after entered the practice of law. He was ap- 
pointed Insurance Commissioner in 1902 and held office dur- 
ing the trying times following the conflagration of 1906. having 
in that year been reappointed for an additional four-year 
period. At the expiration of his second term he was elected 
vice-president of the Pacific Surety Company, afterward re- 
signing to re-enter the practice of law. He took a prominent 
part in the framing of the present insurance laws of California. 
During his incumbency of the office of Insurance Commission- 
er he frequently made mistakes, but his honesty of purpose 
was never questioned by those who differed with his opinion. 
Those who best knew him will the most sincerely regret his 

loss. 

• * * 

Joseph H. Woodward has been appointed Associate Act- 
uary of the Guardian Life of America, to succeed Robertson 
G. Hunter, resigned. Although but thirty-six years of age. Mr. 
Woodward has had wide experience in actuarial work. On the 
year of his graduation from Yale University. 1903, he en- 
gaged wit'.i the Actuarial Department of the Travelers, resign- 
ing in 1906 to go with the Connecticut insurance department. 
In 1908 he resigned to become Auditor and Assistant Actuary 
of the New York insurance department, leaving that position 
in 1914 to become Actuary for the New York State Insurance 
Fund and the New York State Industrial Commission, where 
he has remained until now. 

• * * 

The annual convention of the Occidental Life"s $100,000 
Club was this year held at Catalina Island. Those winning the 
privilege were taken from Los Angeles to the coast in a special 
car and the trip to the island was made in the company's spe- 
cially provided boat. S. H. Silver, of the company's San Fran- 
cisco general agency, led all others in point of personal pro- 
duction during the year, with $358,500. 

• * • 

Peter Murman will on September 1st become general agent 
for the Equitable Life of Iowa, with headquarters at San Fran- 
cisco. Mr. Murman is one of the best known life insurance 
men in Northern California. He has been one of the largest 
producers connected with the San Francisco office of the 
Equitable Assurance Society of New York, and is consequently 

well equipped for making a success of his undertaking. 

• * * 

The officers of the Board of Fire Underwriters of Hawaii, 
elected at the last annual meeting, are: John Waterhouse. 
president; Z. K. Myers, vice-president; Henry Waterhouse 
Trust Company, treasurer; Bernard Froiseth, secretary. The 
executive committee now consists of: Castle Cook, the Schu- 
man Carriage Co.. the B. F. Dillingham Co.. Guardian Trust 
Co., Hawaiian Trust Co.. F. W. McFarlane and Bernard Froi- 
seth. 

• • • 

A rating bureau has been established at Honolulu in accord- 
ance with the provisions of a law enacted by tne Hawaiian 
Legislature of last year. This action takes the business of rate 
making from the Board of Fire Underwriters of Hawaii and 

places it under control of an executive committee. 

* * * 

The wife of Armond R. Smith, manager at Los Angeles for 
the Georgia Casualty, recently presented him with a son. This 
incident gains additional interest through the circumstance that 
it advances the popular agency superintendent for the London 
& Lancashire and Orient Insurance companies, George O. 
Smith, to the grandfather stage. 

» * * 

Lieut. Frank A. Will, assistant medical director of the Bank- 
ers Life of Des Moines, is now on duty in London, as a mem- 
ber of the U. S. Medical Reserve. Lieut. Will was trained as 
an eye specialist in Vienna, and is now using his expert knowl • 
edge in the treatment of English and American soldiers whose. 
eyes have been damaged in battle. 



Louis H. Kaminsky, of Los Angeles, enjoys the distinction 
of being the first adjuster for the insured to have been arrested 
on the Pacific Coast. His arrest was in connection with al- 
leged irregularities in connection with filing proofs of loss. 

• • * 

In consequence of the activity of the Arson Bureau, working 
with the Police Detective Bureau of Los Angeles, Mrs. Salina 
Davis is in jail charged with ar